1976 Bulgarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 30 May 1976.[1] The Fatherland Front, dominated by the Bulgarian Communist Party, was the only organisation to contest the election; all candidate lists had to be approved by the Front.[2] The Front nominated one candidate for each constituency. Of the 400 candidates 272 were members of the Communist Party, 100 were members of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union and the remaining 28 were unaffiliated.[3] Voter turnout was reportedly 99.9%.[4]

1976 Bulgarian parliamentary election
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All 400 seats in the Grand National Assembly
Party Leader Seats +/–
BKP Todor Zhivkov 272 +4
BZNS Petar Tanchev 100 0
Independents 28 -4
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
PM before PM after
Stanko Todorov
Fatherland Front
Stanko Todorov
Fatherland Front


Party or allianceVotes%Seats+/–
Bulgarian Communist Party6,369,76299.99272+4
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union1000
Valid votes6,370,54299.93
Invalid/blank votes4,4610.07
Total votes6,375,003100.00
Registered voters/turnout6,379,34899.93
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, IPU


  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. ^ Bulgaria Inter-Parliamentary Union
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p382