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1991 Parliamentary Elections

Date: 13 October 1991
Number of registered voters: 6,790,006
Turnout: 83.87%
Votes: Total Cast: 5,694,842; Valid: 5,540,837

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PARTY/GROUPING VOTES % VOTE SEATS % SEATS
SDS - Union of Democratic Forces (Suyuz na demokratichnite sili) 1903567 34.36 110 45.8
BSP - Pre-electoral Union of the BSP, BLP, OPT, PKhZhD, KhRP, NLP 'St. Stambolov', SMS, FBSM, SDPD, and 'ERA-3' (Predizboren suyuz na BSP, BLP, OPT, PKhZhD, KhRP, NLP 'St. Stambolov', SMS, FBSM, SDPD, 'ERA-3') 1836050 33.14 106 44.2
DPS - Movement for Rights and Freedoms (Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi) 418168 7.55 24 10
BZNS(e) - Bulgarian Agrarian National Union (United) (Bulgarski zemedelski naroden suyuz (edinen)) 214052 3.86
BZNS-NP - Bulgarian Agrarian National Union - 'Nikola Petkov' (Bulgarski zemedelski naroden suyuz - 'Nikola Petkov') 190454 3.44
SDS-ts - Union of Democratic Forces - Centre (Suyuz na demokratichnite sili - tsentur) 177295 3.2
SDS-l - Union of Democratic Forces - Liberal (Suyuz na demokratichniti sili - liberali) 155902 2.81
KTsB - Kingdom of Bulgaria Federation (Konfederatsiya 'Tsarstvo Bulgariya') 100883 1.82
BBB - Bulgarian Business Block (Bulgarski Biznes Blok) 73379 1.32
BNRP - Bulgarian National Radical Party (Bulgarska natsionalna radikalna partiya) 62462 1.13
BBP - Bulgarian Business Party (Bulgarska biznes partiya) 51497 0.93
KTKS - 'Freedom' Coalition for The Turnovo Constitution (Koalitsiya za Turnovska konstitutsiya 'Svoboda') 39719 0.72
BKP - Bulgarian Communist Party (Bulgarska komunisticheska partiya) 39386 0.71
PFP - Political Transformation Forum (Politicheski forum 'Preobrazhenie') 30442 0.55
DBD - Movement of Non-partisans for Democracy (Dvizhenie 'Bezpartiini za demokratsiya') 22588 0.41
LP - Liberal Party - Pernik (Liberalna partiya - Pernik) 18577 0.34
BNS - Coalition of the Bulgarian National Union - Bulgarian Fatherland Party and New Democracy Bulgarian National Union (Koalitsiya Bulgarski natisionalen suyuz - Bulgarska otechestvena partiya i Bulgarski natisionalen suyuz 'Nova Demokratsiya') 17262 0.31
BNDP Bulgarian National Democratic Party (Bulgarska natsionalna demokratichna partiya) 15399 0.28
PLK - Liberal Congress Party (Partiya 'Liberalen kongres') 14454 0.26
NPS - National Patrotic Union Party (Partiya 'Natsionalen patriotichen suyuz') 14288 0.26
BDP - Bulgarian Democratic Party (Bulgarska democraticheska partiya) 13767 0.25
NDP - Independent Democratic Party (Nezavisima demokratichna partiya) 12770 0.23
SKP - Free Co-operative Party (Svobodna kooperativna partiya) 12150 0.22
SBG - Union of Non-partisan Guarantors (Suyuz na bezpartiinite garanti) 9945 0.18
BRMP Bulgarian Revolutionary Party of Youth - Varna (Bulgarska revolyutsionna mladezhka partiya - Varna) 8133 0.15
BKP(m) - Bulgarian Communist Party - Marxist (Bulgarska komunisticheska partiya - marksisti) 7663 0.14
KhP - Radical Christian Party (Khristiyanradikalna partiya) 6399 0.12
BPSDP - Bulgarian Workers' Social-Democratic Party (Bulgarska rabotnicheska sotsialdemokraticheska partiya) 5916 0.11
PBO - Bulgarian Eagle Party (Partiya 'Bulgarski orel') 4853 0.09
BRSP - Bulgarian Worker-Rural Party -Varna (Bulgarska Rabotnichesko-selska partiya - Varna) 3793 0.07
SBSSGB - Organisation of Invalids and Underprivileged Citizens of Bulgaria (Organizatsiya na surdechno bolnite i sotsialno slabite grazhdani v Bulgariya) 3362 0.06
SDP - Free Democratic Party (Svobodna demokraticheska partiya) 1758 0.03
BDPESShch - Bulgarian Democratic Party for European and World States (Bulgarska demokraticheska partiya za evropeiski e svetovni shchati) 984 0.02
PSD-ts - Party for Free Democracy - Centre (Partiya na svobodnite demokrati - tsentr) 866 0.02
ODSPS - United Democratic Union 'Party for Justice' (Obedinen demokratichen suyuz 'partiya za spavedlivost') 30 0
PSB - Party of Proprietors of Bulgaria (Partiya na sobstvenitsite v Bulgariya) 8 0
KhRDP- Christian Radical Democratic Party (Khristiyanradikaldemokraticheska partiya) 5 0
PKKF - Constitutional Forum Political Club (Politicheski klub 'Konstitutsionen forum') 0 0
Independents (19) 52617 0.95
TOTAL 5540837 100 240 100

SOURCES:
- Democracy Traditions Foundation http://www.math.bas.bg/dt/;
- Georgi Karasimeonov (1998) 'Bulgaria' In The handbook of political change in Eastern Europe, ed. Sten Berglund, Tomas HellÚn, Frank H. Aarebrot, Cheltenham: Elgar.
- Bulgaria Online http://www.online.bg/main/politics.htm

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