Leaders of Uruguay
(Oriental Republic of Uruguay)
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Parties: PC: Colorado Party PN: National Party (Blancos) PSU: Socialist Party of Uruguay EP-FA-NM:Progressive Encounter-Broad Front-New Majority (multy party coalition, including the PSU as FA member; in Nov 2005 the parties comprising the EP plus the NM were admited as members of the FA) MLN-T: National Liberation Movement-Tupamaros; MPP: Movement of Popular Participation AU: Uruguay Assembly; CF: Compromiso Frenteamplista n/p: non-party


Heads of State
Presidents of the Republic
Juan José Amézaga Landaraso          1 Mar 1943 -  1 Mar 1947 (+1956) PC
Tomás Berreta Gandolfo               1 Mar 1947 -  2 Aug 1947 (+1947) PC
Luis Conrado Batlle Berres           2 Aug 1947 -  1 Mar 1951 (+1964) PC
Andrés Martínez Trueba               1 Mar 1951 -  1 Mar 1952 (+1959) PC

Chairman of the 1st National Council of Government (1)
Andrés Martínez Trueba               1 Mar 1952 -  1 Mar 1955 (+1959) PC

Chairmen of the 2nd National Council of Government
Luis Conrado Batlle Berres           1 Mar 1955 -  1 Mar 1956 (+1964) PC 
Alberto Fermín Zubiría Urtiague      1 Mar 1956 -  1 Mar 1957 (+1971) PC
Arturo Lezama Bagez                  1 Mar 1957 -  1 Mar 1958 (+1964) PC
Carlos Lorenzo Fischer Brusoni       1 Mar 1958 -  1 Mar 1959 (+1969) PC

Chairmen of the 3rd National Council of Government
Martín Recaredo Echegoyen Machicote  1 Mar 1959 -  1 Mar 1960 (+1974) PN
Benito Nardone Cetrulo     	     1 Mar 1960 -  1 Mar 1961 (+1964) PN
Eduardo Víctor Haedo                 1 Mar 1961 -  1 Mar 1962 (+1970) PN
Faustino Harrison Usoz               1 Mar 1962 -  1 Mar 1963 (+1963) PN

Chairmen of the 4th National Council of Government
Daniel Fernández Crespo     	     1 Mar 1963 -  1 Mar 1964 (+1964) PN
Luis Giannattasio Finocchietti       1 Mar 1964 -  7 Feb 1965 (+1965) PN
Washington Beltrán Mullin     	     7 Feb 1965 -  1 Mar 1966 (+2003) PN
Alberto Heber Usher        	     1 Mar 1966 -  1 Mar 1967 (+1980) PN

Presidents of the Republic
Óscar Diego Gestido Pose     	     1 Mar 1967 -  6 Dec 1967 (+1967) PC
Jorge Pacheco Areco        	     6 Dec 1967 -  1 Mar 1972 (+1998) PC
Juan María Bordaberry Arocena        1 Mar 1972 - 12 Jun 1976 (+2011) PC
Pedro Alberto Demicheli Lizaso      12 Jun 1976 -  1 Sep 1976 (+1980) PC (acting) (2) 
Aparicio Méndez Manfredini           1 Sep 1976 -  1 Sep 1981 (+1988) PN (2)
Gregorio Conrado Álvarez Armellino   1 Sep 1981 - 12 Feb 1985 (+2016) military 
Rafael José Addiego Bruno           12 Feb 1985 -  1 Mar 1985 (+2014) n/p (acting) (2) 
Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo      1 Mar 1985 -  1 Mar 1990         PC
Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera         1 Mar 1990 -  1 Mar 1995         PN
Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo      1 Mar 1995 -  1 Mar 2000         PC
Jorge Luis Batlle Ibáñez             1 Mar 2000 -  1 Mar 2005 (+2016) PC
Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas           1 Mar 2005 -  1 Mar 2010         PSU/EP-FA-NM, PSU/FA
José Alberto Mujica Cordano          1 Mar 2010 -  1 Mar 2015         MLN-T/MPP/FA 
Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas           1 Mar 2015 -                     FA

(1) From 1952 to 1967 Uruguay was ruled by the National Council of Government, a collegiate Executive formed by PC and PN. PC retained the majority in the 1st and 2nd Councils, while PN did in the 3rd and 4th ones.
(2) Civilian president under military rule.


Vicepresidents of the Republic
Alberto Guani                  1943-1947 (+1956) PC 
Luis Conrado Batlle Berres     1947      (+1964) PC 
Alfeo Brum                     1947-1955 (+1972) PC 
Jorge Pacheco Areco            1967      (+1998) PC 
Alberto Abdala                 1967-1972 (+1986) PC 
Jorge Sapelli                  1972-1973 (+1996) PC
Enrique Tarigo                 1985-1990 (+2002) PC 
Gonzalo Aguirre Ramírez        1990-1995         PN 
Hugo Batalla Parentini         1995-1998 (+1998) PC 
Hugo Fernández Faingold        1998-2000         PC 
Luis Antonio Hierro López      2000-2005         PC 
Rodolfo Nin Novoa              2005-2010         EP-FA, FA
Danilo Ángel Astori Saragosa   2010-2015         AU/FA
Raúl Fernando Sendic Rodríguez 2015-2017         CF/FA
Lucía Topolansky Saavedra      2017-             MLN-T/MPP/FA

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