Bulgarian parliamentary election, 1997

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Bulgarian parliamentary election, 1997
Bulgaria
← 1994 19 April 1997 2001 →
Turnout 62.9%
Party Leader % Seats ±
ODS Ivan Kostov 52.3 137 +68
BSP Georgi Parvanov 22.1 58 -67
DPS Ahmed Dogan 7.6 19 +4
BEL Aleksandar Tomov 5.5 14 New
BBB George Ganchev 4.9 12 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Stefan Sofiyanski
Independent
Ivan Kostov
ODS
Ivan Kostov

Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 19 April 1997.[1] The result was a victory for the United Democratic Forces (an alliance of the Union of Democratic Forces (SDS), the Democratic Party, the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union-Nikola Petkov and the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party),[2] which won 137 of the 240 seats. Voter turnout was 62.9%.[3] Following the election, SDS leader Ivan Kostov became Prime Minister.[4]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
United Democratic Forces 2,223,714 52.3 137 +68
Democratic Left 939,308 22.1 58 −67
Union for National Salvation¹ 323,429 7.6 19 +4
Bulgarian Euro-Left 234,058 5.5 14 New
Bulgarian Business Bloc 209,796 4.9 12 −1
Communist Party of Bulgaria 50,864 1.2 0 0
Alliance for the King 46,765 1.1 0 New
Bulgarian Christian Coalition 26,614 0.6 0 New
Democratic Party of Justice 20,433 0.5 0 0
Party of Bulgarian Women 16,061 0.4 0 New
Liberal Forum 13,638 0.3 0 New
Crowned Democracy 11,747 0.3 0 0
Bulgarian Workers' Socialist Party 10,152 0.2 0 New
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union-Centre 10,062 0.2 0 New
Democratic Alternative for the Republic 9,664 0.2 0 0
Bulgarian Party of Liberals 7,281 0.2 0 New
Bulgarian National-Radical Party 7,099 0.2 0 0
Bulgarian National Democratic Party 6,875 0.2 0 New
Popular Patriotic Left Front 6,795 0.2 0 New
Bulgarian Workers'-Agrarian Party 6,754 0.2 0 0
Union for Democratic Development 6,377 0.2 0 New
Christian Democratic Union 5,912 0.2 0 0
Forward Bulgaria' Coalition 5,886 0.1 0 0
Free Cooperative Party 5,534 0.1 0 0
Democratic League 4,386 0.1 0 New
New Democracy 3,720 0.1 0 New
Transfiguration Forum 3,654 0.1 0 0
Bulgarian Democratic Party for European and World States 3,614 0.1 0 0
Bulgarian National Ecological Party - Veliko Turnovo 3,437 0.1 0 New
Bulgarian Green Federation 3,347 0.1 0 New
Bulgarian Revolutionary Youth Party 2,446 0.1 0 0
Bulgarian National Movement for the Eternal Path 2,438 0.1 0 New
Bulgarian Fatherland Party – National Union 2,301 0.1 0 0
Front of Progressive Forces in Bulgaria 1,135 0.0 0 0
Alliance of the Nation - Movement of the Downtrodden 670 0.0 0 0
Independents 19,335 0.5 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 35,956
Total 4,291,257 100 240 0
Sources: Nohlen & Stöver, University of Essex

¹ The Union for National Salvation was an alliance between the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the Green Party of Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union "Nikola Petkov", the Union of Democratic Forces-Centre, New Choice and the Federation "Kingdom of Bulgaria".[5]

Aftermath[edit]

See Kostov Government

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 369 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 372
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 383
  4. ^ Bulgaria: Elections held in 1997 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 372