Bulgarian parliamentary election, 1939

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Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 24 December 1939, although voting continued in some areas into January 1940.[1] The elections were officially held on a non-partisan basis with the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union and Bulgarian Communist Party banned,[2] and in a process tightly controlled by Tsar Boris III, by then the real power in the country.[3] However, candidates representing parties did contest the elections.[4] Pro-government candidates won a majority of seats.[5] Voter turnout was 67.2%.[6]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Pro-government candidates 1,222,971 57.7 142 +45
Bulgarian Communist Party 170,252 8.0 10 –45
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union (Tomov) 150,251 7.1 5
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union (Dragiev) 125,713 5.9
Agrarians 94,354 4.5 3
National Social Movement 68,815 3.2
Democratic Alliance 59,740 2.8
National Liberal Party 46,766 2.3
Democratic Party 38,863 1.8
Zveno 37,706 1.8
Bulgarian Social Democratic Workers Party (Broad Socialists) 26,672 1.3
Radical Democratic Party 18,939 0.9
Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization 14,593 0.7
Other opposition candidates 42,351 2.0
Invalid/blank votes 57,177
Total 2,175,163 100 160 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp368-369 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p354
  3. ^ Bulgaria: a country study. Library of Congress Federal Research Division, December 1989.
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p381
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p386
  6. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p370