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President of the
Oriental Republic of Uruguay
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Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou

since 1 March 2020
Style Mr. President
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
His Excellency
(alternative formal, diplomatic outside of Uruguay)
Residence Residencia de Suarez
Appointer Popular election
Term length Five years, not renewable immediately
Inaugural holder Fructuoso Rivera
Formation 6 November 1830
Deputy Vice President of Uruguay

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

There are three living former presidents. The most recent former president to die was Tabaré Vázquez (2005–2010, 2015–2020), on 6 December 2020.

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