ⓘ National Party (Uruguay)

                                     

ⓘ National Party (Uruguay)

It was formed on 10 August 1836. Together with the liberal Colorado Party, it is one of the two traditional groupings dating back to the nineteenth century. Manuel Oribe was its founder. In the civil war of 1864–65 it was ousted by the Colorados who were in power until 1958. In 1872 the party changed its name from White Party Spanish: Partido Blanco to National Party.

During the mid-20th century a very peculiar phenomenon occurred: a splinter group known as Independent National Party was active between 1931 and 1959 but, although they were de facto a separate party, they permanently insisted that "there is only one National Party".

                                     

1.1. Electoral history Note

The National Council of Administration ruling alongside the President of the Republic between 1918 and 1933 and it was re-established as National Council of Government was the ruling body in Uruguay between 1952 and 1967

                                     

1.2. Electoral history 2004 elections

At the 2004 national elections, the National Party won 36 seats out of 99 in the Chamber of Deputies and 11 seats out of 31 in the Senate. Its presidential candidate, Jorge Larrañaga, obtained the same day 35.1% of the valid, popular vote.

                                     

1.3. Electoral history 2009 elections

At the 2009 national elections, the National Party won 31 seats out of 99 in the Chamber of Deputies and 9 seats out of 31 in the Senate. Its presidential candidate, Luis Alberto Lacalle, obtained on 25 October 29.07% of the valid, popular vote.

                                     

1.4. Electoral history 2014 elections

At the 2014 elections, its presidential candidate was Luis Lacalle Pou.

                                     

1.5. Electoral history 2019 elections

In 2019, the National Party returns to the government after thirty years, after Luis Lacalle Pou defeated leftist Daniel Martinez in the second round, with the nationalist as leader of the so-called Coalicion Multicolor Alliance. This will be the second occasion since the return of democracy and the first of the 21st century when the Party reaches the government.