1939 Bulgarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 24 December 1939, although voting continued in some areas into January 1940.[1] The elections were officially held on a non-partisan basis with the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union and Bulgarian Communist Party banned,[2] and in a process tightly controlled by Tsar Boris III, by then the real power in the country.[3] However, candidates representing parties did contest the elections.[4] Pro-government candidates won a majority of seats.[5] Voter turnout was 67.2%.[6]

1939 Bulgarian parliamentary election
← 1938 24 December 1939 (1939-12-24)–January 1940 (1940-01) 1945 →

All 160 seats in the National Assembly
81 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats
Pro-government 57.74 142
BKP Georgi Dimitrov 8.04 10
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Georgi Kyoseivanov
Georgi Kyoseivanov


Pro-government candidates1,222,97157.74142
Bulgarian Communist Party170,2528.0410
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union (Tomov)150,2517.095
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union (Dragiev)125,7135.94
National Social Movement68,8153.25
Democratic Alliance59,7402.82
National Liberal Party46,7662.21
Democratic Party38,8631.83
Bulgarian Social Democratic Workers Party (Broad Socialists)26,6721.26
Radical Democratic Party18,9390.89
Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization14,5930.69
Other opposition candidates42,3512.00
Valid votes2,117,98697.37
Invalid/blank votes57,1772.63
Total votes2,175,163100.00
Registered voters/turnout3,235,96867.22
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp368–369 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p354
  3. ^ Bulgaria: a country study. Library of Congress Federal Research Division, December 1989.
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p381
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p386
  6. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p370