Uruguayan general election, 1942

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General elections were held in Uruguay on 29 November 1942, alongside a constitutional referendum.[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 Juan José de Amézaga faction emerged as the largest. Amézaga subsequently became President on 1 March 1943.



Party Candidates Votes %
Colorado PartyJuan José de Amézaga - Alberto Guani234,12740.7
Eduardo Blanco Acevedo - Carlos Vilaró Rubio74,76713.0
Williman - Mermot6700.1
al lema660.0
National PartyLuis Alberto de Herrera - Roberto Berro129,13222.5
Turena - Olivera1,3840.2
Turena - Saraiva6670.1
al lema520.0
Independent National PartyMartín C. Martínez - Arturo Lussich67,03011.7
Civic UnionJoaquín Secco Illa - Hugo Antuña24,4334.3
Communist PartyEugenio Gómez - Julia Arévalo de Roche14,3302.5
Socialist PartyEmilio Frugoni - Ulises Riestra9,0361.6
Other parties400.0
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout858,713
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies

Party Faction Votes % Seats +/–
Colorado Party328,59657.158–6
National PartyNational Party132,23523.023–6
Independent National Party67,03011.611New
Civic Union24,4334.24+2
Communist Party14,3302.52+1
Socialist Party9,0361.61–2
Party of the Agreement400.00New
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout858,713
Source: Nohlen


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Colorado Party328,59957.219+4
National Party131,23522.87–8
Independent National Party67,03011.73New
Civic Union24,4334.31+1
Communist Party14,3302.50New
Socialist Party9,0361.600
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout858,713
Source: Nohlen


  1. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p494 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3

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