Bulgarian presidential election, 1992

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Presidential elections were held for the first time in Bulgaria on 12 January 1992, with a second round on 19 January.[1] The result was a victory for Zhelyu Zhelev of the Union of Democratic Forces, who won 52.8% of the vote in the second round. Voter turnout was 75.4% in the first round and 75.9% in the second.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Zhelyu Zhelev Union of Democratic Forces 2,261,913 44.4 2,738,436 52.8
Velko Valkanov Independent¹ 1,546,843 30.4 2,443,435 47.2
George Ganchev Bulgarian Business Bloc 853,044 16.8
Blagovest Sendov Independent 113,897 2.2
Other candidates 315,482 6.2
Invalid/blank votes 48,712 24,382
Total 5,139,891 100 5,206,253 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

¹ Valkanov was supported by the Bulgarian Socialist Party.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p369 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p388