1990 Bulgarian Constitutional Assembly election

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Bulgarian Constitutional Assembly election, 1990
Bulgaria
← 1986 10 June 1990 1991 →
Turnout90.3%
Party Leader % Seats
BSP Alexander Lilov 47.2 211
SDS Zhelyu Zhelev 36.2 144
DPS Ahmed Dogan 8.0 23
BZNS Viktor Valkov 6.0 16
Patriotic Party of Labour 0.6 1
Fatherland Front Guinio Ganev 2
PBSD Peter Dertliev 1
Independent 2
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Andrey Lukanov
BSP
Dimitar Popov
Independent

Constitutional Assembly elections were held in Bulgaria on 10 June 1990, with a second round for eighteen seats on 17 June.[1][2] They were the first elections held since the fall of Communism the previous winter, and the first free national elections since 1931. The elections were held to elect the 7th Grand National Assembly, tasked with adopting a new (democratic) constitution. The new electoral system was changed from 400 single-member constituencies used during the Communist era to a split system whereby half were elected in single member constituencies and half by proportional representation.[3] The result was a victory for the Bulgarian Socialist Party, the freshly renamed Communist Party, which won 211 of the 400 seats. Voter turnout was 90.3%.[4]

The Grand National Assembly drafted the country's fourth constitution, which was promulgated on 12 July 1991. The first elections under the new document were held three months later.

Results[edit]

Party Constituency PR Total
seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Bulgarian Socialist Party 114 2,887,766 47.15 97 211
Union of Democratic Forces 69 2,217,798 36.21 75 144
Movement for Rights and Freedoms 11 491,596 8.03 12 23
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union 0 368,929 6.02 16 16
Patriotic Party of Labour 1 36,668 0.60 0 1
Alternative Socialist Party 0 22,064 0.36 0 0
Alternative Socialist Union 0 16,061 0.26 0 0
Liberal Party - Pernik 0 15,034 0.25 0 0
Union of Disabled 0 0 0
Union of Non-Party Members 0 0 0
Fatherland Front 2 2
Social Democratic Party 1 1
29 other parties 0 68,584 1.12 0 0
Independents 2 2
Invalid/blank votes 244,296 208,833
Total 6,334,415 100 200 6,333,334 100 200 400
Registered voters/turnout 6,976,620 90.79 6,976,620 90.78
Source: University of Essex

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 369 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Bulgaria: Elections held in 1990 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 356
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 377