1887 Bulgarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 9 October 1887.[1] The People's Liberal Party led by Stefan Stambolov won a large majority, taking 260 of the 292 seats in the National Assembly, whilst the three opposition parties led by Petko Karavelov, Vasil Radoslavov and Dragan Tsankov won 32 between them.[2] All three opposition party leaders lost their seats.[2][1]

Voter turnout was only around 33%, with only 3,039 votes cast in Sofia.[1] Thirty people died in violence related to the election.[2]


Party Votes % Seats
People's Liberal Party 260
Democratic Party 32
Liberal Party
Progressive Liberal Party
Total 292


  1. ^ a b c "The Bulgarian Question", The Times, 11 October 1887
  2. ^ a b c "The Bulgarian Question", The Times, 12 October 1887