President of Uruguay

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President of the
Oriental Republic of Uruguay
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Incumbent
Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou

since 1 March 2020
ResidenceResidencia de Suarez
AppointerPopular election
Term lengthFive years, not renewable immediately
Inaugural holderFructuoso Rivera
Formation6 November 1830
DeputyVice President of Uruguay
Websitepresidencia.gub.uy

The President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (Spanish: Presidente de la República Oriental del Uruguay) is the head of state and head of government of Uruguay. The President of the Republic is the Commander in Chief of the Armed forces. The President is elected direct popular election for a term of five years. He may be reelected any number of times, but is ineligible for immediate reelection.

Since 1990, the President's term has begun and ended on March 1. The current President is Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou.

Living former presidents[change | change source]

There are three living former presidents. The most recent former president to die was Jorge Batlle Ibáñez (2000–2005), on 24 October 2016.

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