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Elections in Bulgaria gives information on election and election results in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five year term by the people. The National Assembly (Narodno Sabranie) has 240 members, 209 elected for a four year term by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies with a 4% threshold, and 31 through First Past the Post seats corresponding to the provinces and the largest cities. Bulgaria has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

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National legislatures

Legislatures Term Seats
Constituent Assembly 10.02.1879-16.04.1879 231
1 Grand National Assembly 17.04.1879-26.06.1879 231
1 Ordinary National Assembly 21.10.1879-24.11.1879 158
2 Ordinary National Assembly 23.03.1880-18.12.1880 172
2 Grand National Assembly 01.07.1881 307
3 Ordinary National Assembly 10.12.1882-25.12.1883 47
4 Ordinary National Assembly 27.06.1884-06.09.1886 195/286
3 Grand National Assembly 19.10.1886-03.08.1887 493
5 Ordinary National Assembly 15.10.1887-17.12.1889 285
6 Ordinary National Assembly 15.10.1890-15.12.1892 276
4 Grand National Assembly 03.05.1893-17.05.1893 577
7 Ordinary National Assembly 15.10.1893-21.12.1893 145
8 Ordinary National Assembly 15.10.1894-04.02.1896 149
9 Ordinary National Assembly 01.12.1896-19.12.1898 159
10 Ordinary National Assembly 16.05.1899-29.11.1900 169
11 Ordinary National Assembly 22.02.1901-23.12.1901 166
12 Ordinary National Assembly 22.04.1902-31.03.1903 188
13 Ordinary National Assembly 02.11.1903-22.12.1907 189
14 Ordinary National Assembly 15.06.1908-15.02.1911 203
5 Grand National Assembly 09.06.1911-09.07.1911 414
15 Ordinary National Assembly 15.10.1911-23.07.1913 213
16 Ordinary National Assembly 19.12.1913-31.12.1913 204
17 Ordinary National Assembly 20.03.1914-15.04.1919 257
18 Ordinary National Assembly 02.10.1919-20.02.1920 237
19 Ordinary National Assembly 15.04.1920-11.03.1923 232
20 Ordinary National Assembly 21.05.1923-11.06.1923 245
21 Ordinary National Assembly 09.12.1923-15.04.1927 267
22 Ordinary National Assembly 19.06.1927-18.04.1931 275
23 Ordinary National Assembly 20.08.1931-19.05.1934 283
24 Ordinary National Assembly 22.05.1938-27.04.1939 160
25 Ordinary National Assembly 24.02.1940-23.08.1944 160
26 Ordinary National Assembly 15.12.1945-28.09.1946 279
6 Grand National Assembly 07.11.1946-21.10.1949 465(375)
1(27) National Assembly 17.01.1950-02.11.1953 239
2(28) National Assembly 14.01.1954-11.12.1957 249
3(29) National Assembly 13.01.1958-04.11.1961 254
4(30) National Assembly 15.03.1962-08.12.1965 321
5(31) National Assembly 11.03.1966-18.05.1971 416
6(32) National Assembly 07.07.1971-09.03.1976 400
7(33) National Assembly 15.06.1976-07.04.1981 400
8(34) National Assembly 16.06.1981-21.03.1986 400
9(35) National Assembly 17.06.1986-03.04.1990 400
7 Grand National Assembly 10.07.1990-02.10.1991 400
36 National Assembly 04.11.1991-17.10.1994 240
37 National Assembly 12.01.1995-13.02.1997 240
38 National Assembly 07.05.1997-19.04.2001 240
39 National Assembly 05.07.2001-17.06.2005 240
40 National Assembly 11.07.2005- 240

2005 Parliamentary election

e • d  Summary of the 25 June 2005 National Assembly of Bulgaria election results
Coalitions and parties Votes % Seats +/−
Coalition for Bulgaria (Koalicija za Bălgarija) 1,129,196 31.0 82 +34
National Movement Simeon II (Nacionalno Dviženie Simeon Vtori) 725,314 19.9 53 −67
Movement for Rights and Freedoms (Dviženie za Prava i Svobodi) 467,400 12.8 34 +13
National Union Attack (Nacionalno Obedinenie Ataka) 296,848 8.1 21 +21
United Democratic Forces (Obedineni demokratični sili) 280,323 7.7 20 −31
Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria (Demokrati za Silna Bălgarija) 234,788 6.4 17 +17
Bulgarian People's Union (Bălgarski Naroden Săjuz) 189,268 5.2 13 +13
Others 324,050 8.8 0
Total (turnout 55.8%) 3,648,177 100.0 240  
Invalid votes 99,616
Votes cast 3,747,793
Registered voters 6,720,941
Source: Centralna Izbiratelna Komisija and Adam Carr's Electoral Archive

2006 Presidential election

e • d  Summary of the 22 and 29 October 2006 Bulgarian presidential election results
Candidates Nominated by First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Nedelcho Beronov Juliana Nikolova Initiative committee 271,078 9.753%
Ljuben Petrov Neli Topalova Initiative committee 13,854 0.498%
Georgi Parvanov Angel Marin Initiative committee 1,780,119 64.047% 2,050,488 75.948%
Grigor Velev Jordan Mutafchiev Union of Bulgarian Nationalists "Whole Bulgaria" 19,857 0.714%
Petar Beron Stela Bankova Initiative committee 21,812 0.785%
Volen Siderov Pavel Shopov Attack 597,175 21.486% 649,387 24.052%
Georgi Markov Marija Ivanova Order, Lawfulness, Justice 75,478 2.716 %

     runoff      failed to reach the runoff

2009 European election

The Official national results as of 10 June 2009 are as follows [1]:

Party Affiliation Votes  % Change Seats Change
  Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria EPP 627,693 24.36 +2.68 5 0
  Coalition for Bulgaria PES 476,618 18.50 −2.91 4 -1
  Movement for Rights and Freedoms ELDR 364,197 14.14 −6.12 3 −1
  National Union Attack None 308,052 11.96 −2.24 2 −1
  National Movement for Stability and Progress ELDR 205,146 7.96 +1.89 2 +1
  Blue Coalition (United Democratic Forces and Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria EPP 204,817 7.95 −1.14 1 +1
  LIDER None 146,984 5.70 +5.70 0 0
  Order, Lawfulness, Justice ECR 120,280 4.67 +4.67 0 0
  Others 122,647 4.76 0
Total-Valid 2,576,434 100 17 −1
Invalid 25,245
Total Turnout 38.99% (+10.39%) 2,601,677

Note: If the Treaty of Lisbon is ratified, Bulgaria will be allocated another MEP, which would mean that the Blue Coalition, would gain another seat in the European Parliament.

Forthcoming election

Past elections

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References

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