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1996 Presidential Elections

Date: first round: 27 October; second round: 3 November 1996
Number of registered voters: first round: 6,837,737; second round: 6,746,056
Turnout: first round: 63.14%; second round: 61.67%
Votes: first round: Total Cast: 4,317,161 (first round); 4,215,145 [Bulgaria on-line] 3,358,998 [IFES Elections Today] (second round)Valid:4,288,499 (first round); 4,189,733/ 3,339,325 [same sources] (second round)

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CANDIDATES (PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT) PARTY/ NOMINATED BY VOTES VOTES VOTES (SECOND ROUND) VOTES (SECOND ROUND)
Petar Stoyanov - Todor Kavaldjiev 1,889,825 44.07 2,040,272 61.1
Ivan Marazov-Irina Bokova Coalition "Together for Bulgaria" 1,158,204 27.01 1,299,233 38.9
Zhorzh Ganchev-Arlin Antonov BBB 937,686 21.87 .
Aleksandar Tomov-Lyudmil Marinchevski Initiative Committee 135,571 3.16
Hristo Boychev-Ivan Kulekov Movement for the Protection of Retired, Unemployed and Poor People 5,247 1.34
Vera Ilieva - Iskra Atanasova Bulgarian Communist Party N/A 0.79
Slavomir Tsankov - Dobri Dobrev Union of Democratic Forces and Movements "Era 3" N/A 0.53
Ivan Stoyanov - Rumyana Yakimova Democratic Party in Bulgaria N/A 0.34
Mincho Minchev - Pencho Penchev Fatherland Party of Labour N/A 0.32
Mitko Dimitrov - Ignat Ignatov Alliance for the Preservation of Bulgaria's Wealth N/A 0.18
Lyubomir Stefanov - Parush Kaivanov Alternative Socialist Alliance N/A 0.14
Dimitar Markovski - Dimitrina Vuldzheva Free Cooperative Party N/A 0.14
Iliyan Nikolov - Sergey Nemtserov Bulgarian National Ecological Party Veliko Tarnovo N/A 0.11
TOTAL 4,288,499 100 4,189,733 100

LEGEND
BBB - Bulgarian Business Bloc

SOURCES:
Official results -Bulgaria Online http://www.online.bg/main/politics.htm;
IFES - Elections Today 3.1. (Spring 1992)
http://www.omri.cz/elections/Bulgaria

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