Uruguayan general election, 1938

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General elections were held in Uruguay on 28 March 1938.[1] The result was a victory for the Colorado Party, which won a majority of seats in the Chamber of Deputies and received the most votes in the presidential election, in which the Alfredo Baldomir faction emerged as the largest. Baldomir subsequently became President on 19 June.

This was the first time that Uruguayan women exerted their right to vote in a national election.[2]



Party Faction Votes %
Colorado PartyBaldomir-Charlone121,25933.9
Blanco Acevedo-Martínez Thedy97,99827.4
al lema540.0
National Party114,50632.1
Partido por las Libertades Públicas16,9014.7
Partido Concentración Partrótica6,4871.8
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout636,171
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies

Party Faction Votes % Seats +/–
Colorado Party219,36258.464+9
National PartyNational Party114,56430.529–10
Saravist Party7,8762.100
Civic Union14,8023.920
Socialist Party13,1523.53+1
Communist Party5,7361.510
Independent Feminist Party1220.00New
Black Native Party870.00New
Party of the Agreement690.00New
Partido M. Pachecho y Obes10.00New
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout636,171
Source: Nohlen


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Colorado Party219,37560.6150
National Party114,57131.7150
Civic Union14,8024.10New
Socialist Party13,1753.60New
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout636,171
Source: Nohlen


  1. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p494 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. When the women started voting in Uruguay (Spanish)

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