1994 Bulgarian parliamentary election

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Bulgarian parliamentary election, 1994
Bulgaria
← 1991 18 December 1994 1997 →
Turnout75.3%
Party Leader % Seats ±
DL Zhan Videnov 43.5 125 +19
SDS Philip Dimitrov 24.2 69 -41
BZNSDP Anastasia Mozer 6.5 18 +18
DPS Ahmed Dogan 5.4 15 -9
BBB George Ganchev 4.7 13 +13
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Reneta Indzhova
Independent
Zhan Videnov
DL

Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 18 December 1994.[1] The Democratic Left, the core of which was the Bulgarian Socialist Party, won 125 of the 240 seats, enough to govern without the support of parties from outside the coalition. Voter turnout was 75.3%.[2] Following the election, Socialist Party leader Zhan Videnov became Prime Minister.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Left 2,262,943 43.50 125 +19
Union of Democratic Forces 1,260,374 24.23 69 −41
People's Union¹ 338,478 6.51 18 +18
Movement for Rights and Freedoms 283,094 5.44 15 −9
Bulgarian Business Bloc 245,849 4.73 13 +13
Democratic Alternative for the Republic 197,057 3.79 0 New
Bulgarian Communist Party 78,606 1.51 0 0
New Choice Union 77,641 1.49 0 New
Patriotic Union 74,350 1.43 0 0
Kingdom of Bulgaria Federation 73,205 1.41 0 0
Kingdom of Bulgaria National Movement for Crowned Democracy 40,642 0.78 0 New
Kingdom of Bulgaria' Union of Monarchist Forces 31,884 0.61 0 New
Bulgarian National Radical Party 27,853 0.54 0 0
Democratic Party of Justice 24,023 0.46 0 New
Movement for the Protection of Pensioners, the Unemployed, and Underprivileged Citizens 18,934 0.36 0 New
Party of Democratic Change 14,145 0.27 0 New
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union Confederation – 'Turnovo Constitution' National Block 13,176 0.25 0 New
Organisation of Invalids and Underprivileged Citizens of Bulgaria 12,978 0.25 0 0
Forward Bulgaria Movement 10,105 0.19 0 New
Era-3 8,923 0.17 0
Christian Democratic Union 8,246 0.16 0 New
Free Democratic Party 7,463 0.14 0 0
Transfiguration Forum 7,447 0.14 0 New
Democratic Party of Bulgaria 6,439 0.12 0 New
Alliance for Socialism 6,439 0.12 0 New
Bulgarian League for the Protection of the Rights of People and Citizens 5,957 0.11 0 New
Union of Justice 5,029 0.1 0 New
Bulgarian Revolutionary Party of Youth 4,703 0.09 0 0
Free Co-operative Party 4,300 0.08 0 0
Union of Free Democrats 3,999 0.08 0 New
Bulgarian Workers' Social Democratic Party 3,827 0.07 0 0
BRSP – Bulgarian Worker-Rural Party 3,661 0.07 0 0
Bulgarian Fatherland Party – 'National Union' 3,652 0.07 0 0
Bulgarian National Union 3,565 0.07 0 New
Party of Proprietors of Bulgaria 3,558 0.07 0 0
Front of Progressive Forces of Bulgaria 3,457 0.07 0 New
National Liberal Party–Stefan Stambolov 2,876 0.06 0 0
Democratic Party of Labour 2,450 0.05 0 New
Republican Party of Bulgaria 1,973 0.04 0 New
Bulgarian Democratic Party for European and World States 1,924 0.04 0 0
Bulgarian Eagle Party 1,605 0.03 0 0
Union of Non-partisan Guarantors 1,357 0.03 0 0
Union of Bulgarian Communities 1,165 0.02 0 New
Civic Initiative DGI–SDS Movement 372 0.01 0 New
Unity Party 143 0.00 0 New
Alliance of the Nation – Movement of the Downtrodden 57 0.00 0 New
Independents 12,561 0.24 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 62,383
Total 5,264,448 100 240 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,997,954 75.23
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

¹ The People's Union was an alliance between the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union and the Democratic Party.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p369 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p382
  3. ^ Bulgaria: Elections held in 1994 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p372