1991 Bulgarian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 13 October 1991.[1] They were the first elections held under the country's first post-communist constitution, which had been promulgated three months earlier.

1991 Bulgarian Constitutional Assembly election
Bulgaria
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All 240 seats in the National Assembly
121 seats needed for a majority
Turnout83.9%
Party Leader % Seats ±
SDS Philip Dimitrov 34.4 110 -34
BSP Alexander Lilov 33.1 106 -105
DPS Ahmed Dogan 7.6 24 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Dimitar Popov
Independent
Philip Dimitrov
SDS
Phillip Dimitrov

The result was a victory for the Union of Democratic Forces (SDS), which won 110 of the 240 seats. The Bulgarian Socialist Party, the successor to the Communist Party, finished a close second with 106 seats. Voter turnout was 83.9%.[2] Following the election, SDS leader Philip Dimitrov became Prime Minister, heading a coalition of the SDS and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats
Union of Democratic Forces 1,903,567 34.4 110
Pre-Electoral Union 1,836,050 33.1 106
Movement for Rights and Freedoms 418,168 7.6 24
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union-United 214,052 3.9 0
Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union "Nikola Petkov" 190,454 3.4 0
Union of Democratic Forces–Centre 177,295 3.2 0
Union of Democratic Forces–Liberal 155,902 2.8 0
Kingdom of Bulgaria Federation 100,883 1.8 0
Bulgarian Business Bloc 73,379 1.3 0
Bulgarian National Radical Party 62,462 1.1 0
Bulgarian Business Party 51,497 0.9 0
Freedom Coalition for the Turnovo Constitution 39,719 0.7 0
Bulgarian Communist Party 39,386 0.7 0
Political Transformation Forum 30,442 0.6 0
Movement of Non-partisans for Democracy 22,588 0.4 0
Liberal Party – Pernik 18,577 0.3 0
Coalition BNS, BOP and BNSND 17,262 0.3 0
Bulgarian National Democratic Party 15,399 0.3 0
Liberal Congress Party 14,454 0.3 0
National Patrotic Union Party 14,288 0.3 0
Bulgarian Democratic Party 13,767 0.3 0
Independent Democratic Party 12,770 0.2 0
Free Cooperative Party 12,150 0.2 0
Union of Non-partisan Guarantors 9,945 0.2 0
Bulgarian Revolutionary Party of Youth – Varna 8,133 0.2 0
Bulgarian Communist Party – Marxists 7,663 0.1 0
Radical Christian Party 6,399 0.1 0
Bulgarian Workers' Social Democratic Party 5,916 0.1 0
Bulgarian Eagle Party 4,853 0.1 0
Bulgarian Worker-Rural Party – Varna 3,793 0.1 0
Organisation of Invalids and Underprivileged Citizens of Bulgaria 3,362 0.1 0
Free Democratic Party 1,758 0.0 0
Bulgarian Democratic Party for European and World States 984 0.0 0
Party for Free Democracy – Centre 866 0.0 0
United Democratic Union 'Party for Justice' 30 0.0 0
Party of Proprietors of Bulgaria 8 0.0 0
Christian Radical Democratic Party 5 0.0 0
Independents 52,617 1.0 0
Invalid/blank votes 153,921
Total 5,694,764 100 240
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, University of Essex

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p369 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p382