1962 Bulgarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 25 February 1962.[1] Voters were presented with a single list from the Fatherland Front, dominated by the Bulgarian Communist Party. As the Fatherland Front was the only organisation to contest the election and all candidate lists had to be approved by the Front, voters only had the option of voting for or against the Front list.[2] Only 1,668 of the 5,462,892 valid votes were cast against the Front list. Voter turnout was reportedly 99.7%.[3]

1962 Bulgarian parliamentary election
← 1957 25 February 1962 1966 →

All 321 seats in the Grand National Assembly
Party Leader % Seats +/–
OF Todor Zhivkov 99.97 321 +74
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
PM before PM after
Anton Yugov
Todor Zhivkov


Fatherland Front5,461,22499.97321+74
Valid votes5,462,89299.93
Invalid/blank votes3,6250.07
Total votes5,466,517100.00
Registered voters/turnout5,482,60799.71
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p368 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Bulgaria: a country study. Library of Congress Federal Research Division, December 1989.
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p381