Bulgarian constitutional referendum, 1971

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A constitutional referendum was held in Bulgaria on 16 May 1971.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a new constitution (known as the Zhivkov Constitution), whose first article noted the "leading role" of the Communist Party. The result was reportedly 99.7% in favour, with a voter turnout of 99.7%.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 6,135,218 99.7
Against 15,477 0.3
Invalid/blank votes 5,533
Total 6,156,228 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,174,635 99.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p368 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p375