Uruguay: Polity Style: 1814-2016

7 Mar 1814 Provincia Oriental del Río de la Plata is organized as a province of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata in accordance with a decree approved on 7 Mar 1814 (Gaceta de Buenos Aires, No. 95, 12 Mar 1814, p. 543)
7 Mar 1814 - 31 Jul 1821 Provincia Oriental del Río de la Plata
31 Jul 1821 incorporated into the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brasil and Algarves under the name of Estado Cisplatino (or Estado Oriental) in accordance with an act of incorporation approved by the Congress held in Montevideo (Tratados, 216-219)
31 Jul 1821 - 4 Oct 1828 Estado Cisplatino [1]
25 Aug 1825 Provincia Oriental del Río de la Plata is declared a sovereign state and a part of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata in accordance with decrees passed by the Sala de Representantes 25 Aug 1825, Villa de San Fernando de la Florida (Actas de la Sala de Representantes, 52-58)
25 Aug 1825 -24 Nov 1828 Provincia Oriental del Río de la Plata [2]
4 Oct 1828 recognized as an independent state in accordance with a treaty between Brazil and United Provinces of the Río de la Plata concluded at Rio de Janeiro 27 Aug 1828 and taking effect upon the exchange of ratifications in Montevideo 4 Oct 1828 (Colección legislativa, 1: 58-64) [3]
24 Nov 1828 provincial assembly convened in accordance with Art. 6 of the treaty of 27 Aug 1828 is constituted and proclaimed Asamblea General Constituyente Legislativa del Estado, resolution of the Asamblea of 24 Nov 1828 (Actas de la Asamblea General 1828-1830, 1:12-14)
24 Nov 1828 - 7 May 1829 Estado de Montevideo [4]
7 May 1829 Estado Oriental del Uruguay is approved as the name of the state to be included in the Constitution and gradually comes into official use (Actas de la Asamblea General 1828-1830, 1:426-428) [5]
7 May 1829 - 1 Mar 1919 Estado Oriental del Uruguay (República Oriental del Uruguay) [6]
1 Mar 1919 Constitution of 1918 takes effect on a date fixed in Article A of transitional provisions attached to the Constitution
1 Mar 1919 - República Oriental del Uruguay

[1] Also Provincia Cisplatina.
[2] Also Provincia de Montevideo.
[3] The treaty refers to the polity as Provincia de Montevideo and Provincia Cisplatina, but proclaims it to be "free and independent state" (estado libre é independiente).
[4] Estado de Montevideo was used occasionally as the name of the state, but it was never formally approved.
[5] A voting in the Asamblea on 7 May 1829 on the name to be included in the Constitution rejected both Estado de Montevideo and Estado de Nord Argentino and approved Estado Oriental del Uruguay.
[6] The first Constitution of Uruguay was promulgated on 28 Jun 1830, and entered into effect with its being publicly sworn to on 18 Jul 1830. It referred to Estado Oriental del Uruguay as the name of the state consistently, except that the head of state is uniformly styled Presidente de la República and, in full in Art. 72, Presidente de la República Oriental del Uruguay. In official use, República Oriental del Uruguay was given a special preference and was eventually confirmed as a constitutional style in 1919.
Last updated on: 19 Aug 2016 22:25:52