Conservative Party (Bulgaria)

The Conservative Party (Bulgarian: Консервативна партия) was a Bulgarian party which existed between 1879 and 1884. It was linked with the newspapers Vitosha, Balgarski Glas and Otechestvo.

Conservative Party

Консервативна партия
Konservativna Partiya
Founded1879
Dissolved1884
IdeologyConservatism

The Conservative party formed the first two governments of Liberated Bulgaria but could not win any parliamentary elections. It supported the 1881 coup and the Proxy Regime of Alexander I Battenberg which suspended the Tarnovo Constitution after which it was fully discredited and fell apart.

As soon as 1882 the group of Marko Balabanov joined the moderate wing of the Liberal Party led by Dragan Tsankov which later formed the Progressive Liberal Party. After the political crisis of 1886 and 1887 some party members such as Dimitar Grekov or Grigor Nachovich joined the People's Liberal Party of Stefan Stambolov. The other leaders of the Conservative Party joined the People's Party formed in 1894 by Konstantin Stoilov which also included members of the Eastern Rumelia People's Party.

Important membersEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Ташев, Ташо. Министрите на България 1879-1999. София, АИ "Проф. Марин Дринов" / Изд. на МО, 1999. ISBN 978-954-430-603-8 / ISBN 978-954-509-191-9
  • D. Popov. "Партийната структура в България от 1879 до 1901 година"