Uruguayan municipal elections, 2010

Final results by department of the Uruguayan municipal elections, 2010.
  National Party
  Broad Front
  Colorado Party

Uruguay's local government elections, held on May 9, 2010, to elect the intendente of the 19 departments that are the administrative divisions of Uruguay, resulted in losses for the Frente Amplio government, and some gains for the opposition Partido Nacional and Partido Colorado. This was the first time that another level of government was elected as well: 89 local governments.


The Frente Amplio (left-wing) had won with a narrow margin the presidential and parliamentary elections on October 25, 2009, having to face a runoff on November 29. This relatively poor showing was reflected in the municipal elections of 2010.[1]

In the municipal elections of May 2005, the Partido Nacional had won 10 departments, the Partido Colorado only one department, and the Frente Amplio 8 departments, for the very first time. As a result of the municipal elections of 2010, the Partido Nacional won 12 departments, the Frente Amplio 5, and the Partido Colorado 2. The Partido Nacional had a net gain of two departments, the Partido Colorado had a net gain of one department and the Frente Amplio had a net loss of three departments. Many political pundits commented that this was the heaviest loss of the Frente Amplio in all its electoral history.[1][2]

List of winning candidates for intendente

Following is a list of the departments in Uruguay, with the name of the intendente elected, his party affiliation and the faction within the party to which he belongs:


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