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URUGUAY

Uruguay's 1967 constitution institutionalizes a strong presidency, subject to legislative and judicial checks. The president's term is five years. Twelve cabinet ministers, appointed by the president, head executive departments.

The Constitution also provides for a bicameral General Assembly responsible for enacting laws and regulating the administration of justice. The General Assembly consists of a 30-member Senate, presided over by the vice president of the republic, and a 99-member Chamber of Deputies.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Batlle, Jorge
Vice President Hierro, Luis
Min. of Agriculture & Fishing Gonzalez, Gonzalo
Min. of Economy & Finance Atchugarry, Alejandro
Min. of Education, Culture, Sports, & Youth Guzman, Leonardo
Min. of Foreign Affairs Opertti, Didier
Min. of Health Bonilla, Conrado
Min. of Housing & Environment Irureta Saralegui, Saul
Min. of Industry, Tourism, Energy, & Mines Bordaberry, Pedro
Min. of Interior Stirling, Guillermo
Min. of Labor & Social Welfare Perez del Castillo, Santiago
Min. of National Defense Fau, Yamandu
Min. of Transportation & Public Works Caceres, Lucio
President, Central Bank De Brun, Julio
Ambassador to the US Fernandez Faingold, Hugo
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Paolillo, Felipe H.