Uruguayan constitutional referendum, 1958

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A constitutional referendum was held in Uruguay on 30 November 1958 alongside general elections.[1] Two proposals for amendments to the constitution were put to voters, but both were rejected.


Proposal 1 was put forward by the Ruralista/Herrerista faction of the Colorado Party through the General Assembly, and proposed a presidential system of government, separating the presidential and parliamentary elections, and abolishing the lema system.[1]

Proposal 2 was put forward by the Civic Union through a popular initiative, and proposed introducing a presidential system of government.[1]


Choice Votes %
Proposal 1235,94123.04
Proposal 2153,66215.01
Against both634,08061.95
Registered voters/turnout1,158,93937.08
Source: Direct Democracy


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