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The Chamber of Representatives ( es, Cámara de Representantes) is the
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of the
General Assembly of Uruguay The General Assembly of Uruguay ( es, Asamblea General de Uruguay) is the Legislature, legislative branch of the government of Uruguay, and consists of two chambers: the Senate of Uruguay, Chamber of Senators and the Chamber of Representatives of ...
(''Asamblea General de Uruguay''). The Chamber has 99 members, elected for a five-year term by
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with at least two members per department. The composition and powers of the Chamber of Representatives are established by Article Ninety of the Uruguayan Constitution. It also requires that members must be aged at least 25 and have been a citizen of Uruguay for five years. It is the competence of the Chamber of Representatives to accuse in the Senate members of both houses, the
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and Vice President of the Republic, the
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, the members of the
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, the Administrative Litigation Court, the Court of Accounts and the Electoral Court, either for violating the Constitution or other serious crimes.


Latest elections


Representatives


President

The Presidency of the Chamber is renewed at the beginning of each session. Every year, a Representative is elected by the rest of the members as its President. The current officerholder of the Chamber of Representatives is Alfredo Fratti, who took office on March 1, 2021.


Historical seat division


1989–1994


1994–1999


1999–2004


2004–2009


2009–2014


2014–2019


2019–


See also

*
General Assembly of Uruguay The General Assembly of Uruguay ( es, Asamblea General de Uruguay) is the Legislature, legislative branch of the government of Uruguay, and consists of two chambers: the Senate of Uruguay, Chamber of Senators and the Chamber of Representatives of ...
* Chamber of Senators of Uruguay * Elections in Uruguay


References


External links


Official website House of Representatives of Uruguay (Spanish)Politics Data Bank at the Social Sciences School - Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
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Uruguay Uruguay (; ), officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay ( es, República Oriental del Uruguay), is a country in South America. It shares borders with Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and northeast; while bordering ...
General Assembly of Uruguay 1830 establishments in Uruguay