Bulgarian presidential election, 1996

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Presidential elections were held in Bulgaria on 27 October 1996, with a second round on 3 November.[1] The result was a victory for Petar Stoyanov of the Union of Democratic Forces, who won 59.7% of the vote in the second round. Voter turnout was 63.3% in the first round and 61.8% in the second.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Petar Stoyanov Union of Democratic Forces 1,889,825 44.1 2,502,517 59.7
Ivan Marazov Bulgarian Socialist Party 1,158,204 27.0 1,687,242 40.3
George Ganchev Bulgarian Business Bloc 937,686 21.9
Aleksander Tomov Independent 135,571 3.2
Hristo Boychev Movement for the Protection of Retired, Unemployed and Poor People 57,668 1.3
Vera Ilieva Bulgarian Communist Party 34,004 0.8
Slavomir Tsankov Union of Democratic Forces and Movements "Era 3" 22,724 0.5
Ivan Stoyanov Democratic Party in Bulgaria 14,659 0.3
Mincho Minchev Patriotic Party of Labour 13,567 0.3
Mitko Dimitrov Alliance for the Preservation of Bulgaria's Wealth 7,793 0.2
Lyubomir Stefanov Alternative Socialist Alliance 6,056 0.1
Dimitar Markovski Free Cooperative Party 5,823 0.1
Iliyan Nikolov Bulgarian National Ecological Party Veliko Tarnovo 4,920 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 28,662 25,412
Total 4,317,161 100 4,215,145 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, University of Essex

References[edit]

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