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1994 Parliamentary Elections

Date:18 December 1994
Number of registered voters: 6,997,954
Turnout: 75.23%
Votes: Total Cast: 5,264,448; Valid: 5,202,065

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PARTY/GROUPING VOTES VOTES SEATS % SEATS
BSPASEK - Coalition of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, the Bulgarian National Agrarian Union 'Alexander Stamboliiski' and Ecoglasnost Political Club (Koalitsiya - BSP, BZNS 'Al. Stamboliiski' i PK 'Ekoglasnost') 2262943 43.5 125 52.08
SDS - Union of Democratic Forces (Suyuz na demokratichnite sili) 1260374 24.23 69 28.75
BZNS, DP - Popular Union of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union and the Democratic Party (Naroden suyuz - BZNS, DP) 338478 6.51 18 7.5
DPS - Movement for Rights and Freedoms (Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi) 283094 5.44 15 6.25
BBB - Bulgarian Business Block (Bulgarska biznes blok) 245849 4.73 13 5.42
DAR - Democratic Alternative for the Republic' Political Union (Politicheski suyuz 'Demokratichna alternativa za republikata') 197057 3.79
BKP - Bulgarian Communist Party (Bulgarska komunisticheska partiya) 78606 1.51
SNI - New Choice' Union (Suyuz 'Nov izbor') 77641 1.49
PS - Patriotic Union (Patriotichen suyuz) 74350 1.43
FTsB - Kingdom of Bulgaria Federation (Federatsiya Tsarstvo Bulgariya) 73205 1.41
NDKDTsB - Kingdom of Bulgaria National Movement for Crowned Democracy (Natsionalno dvizhenie za koronovana demokratsiya 'Tsarstvo Bulgariya') 40642 0.78
SMSTsB - Kingdom of Bulgaria' Union of Monarchist Forces (Suyuz na monarchicheskite sili 'Tsarstvo Bulgariya') 31884 0.61
BNRP - Bulgarian National-Radical Party (Bulgarska natsionalno-radikalna partiya) 27853 0.54
DPSpr. - Democratic Party of Justice (Demokraticheska partiya na spravedlivostta) 24023 0.46
DZPBSSG - Movement for the Protection of Pensioners, the Unemployed, and Underprivileged Citizens (Dvizhenie za zashchita na pensioneri, bezrabotni i sotsialno slabi grazhdani) 18934 0.36
PDP - Party of Democratic Change (Partiya na demokratichnite promeni) 14145 0.27
BZNS-TK - Bulgarian Agrarian National Union Confederation - 'Turnovo Constitution' National Block (Konfederatsiya BZNS - Natsionalen blok 'Turnovska konstitutsiya') 13176 0.25
OSBSSGB - Organisation of Invalids and Underprivileged Citizens of Bulgaria (Organizatsiya na surdechno bolnite i sotsialno slabite grazhdani v Bulgariya) 12978 0.25
DNB - Forward Bulgaria' Movement (Dvizhenie 'Napred Bulgariya) 10105 0.19
Era-3 - Era-3' Union of Democratic Parties and Movements (Suyuz na demokratichnite partii i dvizheniya 'Era - 3') 8923 0.17
KhDS - Christian-democratic Union (Khristiyandemokratichen suyuz) 8246 0.16
SDP - Free Democratic Party (Svobodna demokraticheska partiya) 7463 0.14
Preobr. - Transfiguration Forum (Forum 'Preobrazhenie') 7447 0.14
DPB - Democratic Party of Bulgaria (Demokraticheska partiya v Bulgariya) 6439 0.12
OS - Alliance for Socialism (Obedinenie za sotsialisum) 6019 0.12
BLZPChG - Bulgarian League for the Protection of the Rights of People and Citizens (Bulgarska liga za zashchita pravata na choveka i grazhdanina) 5957 0.11
SS - Union of Justice (Suyuz Spravedlivost) 5029 0.1
BRMP - Bulgarian Revolutionary Party of Youth (Bulgarska revolyutsionna mladezhka partiya) 4703 0.09
SKP - Free Co-operative Party (Svobodna kooperativna partiya) 4300 0.08
SSD - Union of Free Democrats (Suyuz na svobodnite demokrati) 3999 0.08
BRSDP - Bulgarian Workers' Social-democratic Party (Bulgarska rabotnicheska sotsialdemokraticheska partiya) 3827 0.07
BRSP - Bulgarian Worker-Rural Party (Bulgarska rabotnichesko-selska partiya) 3661 0.07
BOPNS - Bulgarian Fatherland Party - 'National Union' 3652 0.07
BNS - Bulgarian National Union (Bulgarski natsionalen suyuz) 3565 0.07
PSB - Party of Proprietors of Bulgaria (Partiya na sobstvenitsite v Bulgariya) 3558 0.07
FPSB - Front of Progressive Forces of Bulgaria (Front na progresivnite sili v Bulgariya) 3457 0.07
NLPSS - Stefan Stambolov' Popular-liberal Party (Narodnoliberalna partiya 'Stefan Stambolov') 2876 0.06
DPT - Democratic Party of Labour (Demokratichna partiya na truda) 2450 0.05
RPB - Republican Party of Bulgaria (Republikanska partiya v Bulgariya) 1973 0.04
BDPESShch - Bulgarian Democratic Party for European and World States (Bulgarska demokraticheska partiya za evropeiski i svetovin shchati) 1924 0.04
PBO - Bulgarian Eagle Party (Partiya 'Bulgarski orel') 1605 0.03
SBG - Union of Non-partisan Guarantors (Suyuz na bezpartiinite garanti) 1357 0.03
SBO - Union of Bulgarian Communities (Suyuz na bulgarskite obshchnosti ) 1165 0.02
DGI-SDS - Civic Initiative DGI-SDS Movement (Dvizhenie 'Grazhdanska initsiativa' DGI-SDS) 372 0.01
Ed. - Unity Party (Partiya 'Edinenie') 143 0
ONDO - Alliance of the Nation - Movement of the Downtrodden (Obedinenie na natsiyata - dvizhenie na onepravdanite) 57 0
KhRP - Christian Republican Party (Khristiyan-republikanska partiya) 0 0
NKhS - National-Christian Union (Natsional-Khristiyanski suyuz) 0 0
8 independents 12561 0.24
Total 5202065 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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