Daniela Payssé

Daniela Payssé
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Senator of Uruguay
In office
Deputy of the Republic
In office
Constituency Montevideo
Personal details
Born (1946-10-17)17 October 1946
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died 21 December 2018(2018-12-21) (aged 72)
Political party Broad Front (Uruguay Assembly)

Daniela Payssé (17 October 1946[1] – 21 December 2018[2]) was a Uruguayan senator for the Broad Front party.

Early life

Payssé was born in Montevideo and was a teacher at, and later the director of, the Instituto Pedagogico Infantil (the Children's Peagogical Institute) from 1968 to 1995.[3][4]

Political career

In 2000 Payssé was an alternate national representative for Montevideo, a position she held until 2005,[1] joining the Finance Commission. In 2005 she was re-elected as a National Representative by the Uruguay Assembly sector of the Broad Front. During this period she joined the Commissions on Human Rights, Budgets, and Gender and Equity. She also chaired the Special Commission of the General Assembly for the Follow-up of the Prison Situation. She chaired the Human Rights Commission of the General Assembly, in charge of the integration of the Directive Council of the National Institution of Human Rights and Ombudsman.[1]

In 2010, she was reelected again as National Representative for Montevideo.[5] Payssé was part of the Human Rights, Budget, and Special Commissions on Gender and Equity, Special Commission for Monitoring the Prison Situation of the General Assembly, and was also a member of the Bicameral Women's Bank which is made up of legislators from all the political parties of Uruguay. She joined the Mercosur Parliament for the period 2010–2015.[6][7] In a 2010 debate she argued against the use of the theory of the two demons when interpreting the Law on the Expiration of the Punitive Claims of the State.[8] In 2013, she assumed the first vice presidency of the House of Representatives.[9] She also held the position of deputy president of the Honorary Commission for the Fight against Cancer.[10]

In the 2014 general election she was elected senator for her party.[11]

Personal life

Payssé had six children and eight grandchildren.[1]

She died in Montevideo from an infarction on 21 December 2018. She was 72 years old.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Biografía" (PDF) (in Spanish). General Assembly of Uruguay. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Falleció la senadora Daniela Payssé" [Senator Daniela Payssé Dies]. El País (in Spanish). 21 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  3. ^ Observador, El. "Murió la senadora del Frente Amplio Daniela Payssé". El Observador. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  4. ^ "Perfil de Senadores". Montevideo Portal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  5. ^ "Daniela Payssé:'Nunca más'" [Daniela Payssé:"Never Again"]. LaRed21 (in Spanish). 21 May 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Parlamentaria Daniela Payssé participa del Encuentro sobre Lineamientos de Política de Igualdad de Género en el Mercosur" [Parliamenterian Daniela Payssé Participates in the Meeting on Guidelines for Gender Equality at Mercosur] (in Spanish). Mercosur Parliament. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Menores infractores: debate por mantener antecedentes penales" [Minor Offenders: Debate About Maintaining Criminal Records] (in Spanish). Montevideo Portal. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  8. ^ Lessa, Francesca (11 April 2013). "The Interpretative Law". Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay: Against Impunity. Springer. ISBN 9781137269393. Retrieved 19 November 2017 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "Número 3841". Diarios de Sesiones (in Spanish). Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  10. ^ Ministry of Public Health. "Development of a health policy on Domestic Violence". Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  11. ^ "El Frente Amplio tendrá 50 diputados y 15 senadores" [The Broad Front Will Have 50 Deputies and 15 Senators]. La República (in Spanish). 27 October 2014. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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