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1997 Parliamentary Elections

Date: 19 April 1997
Number of registered voters: 7,289,956
Turnout: 58.87%
Votes: Total Cast: 4,291,258; Valid: 4,256,928

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PARTY/GROUPING VOTES VOTES SEATS % SEATS
ODS - Alliance of Democratic Forces - SDS, DP, BZNS, BSDP (Obedineni demokratichni sili - SDS, DP, BZNS, BSDP) 2223714 49.15 137 57.55
DemLev - Democratic Left - Bulgarian Socialist Party, Ecoglasnost Political Club (Demokratichna levitsa - BSP, PK 'Ekoglasnost') 939308 22.44 58 25.03
ONS - Alliance of National Salvation - Bulgarian Agrarian National Union - Nikola Petkov, Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Green Party, Party of the Democratic Centre, New Choice, Federation of the Bulgarian Kingdom (Obedinenie za natsionalno spasenie - 323429 9.44 19 9
EvroLev - Euroleft (Evrolevitsa) 234058 5.57 14 4.4
BBB - Bulgarian Business Block (Bulgarska biznes blok) 209796 5.27 12 4.02
BKP - Bulgarian Communist Party (Bulgarska komunisticheska partiya) 50864 1.3 0 0
OzaTsarya - Alliance for the King (Obedinenie za tsarya) 46765 1.12 0 0
BKhristK - Bulgarian Christian Coalition (Bulgarska khristiyanska koalitsiya) 26614 0.66 0 0
DPSpr. - Democratic Party of Justice in the Republic of Bulgaria (Demokraticheska partiya na spravedlivostta v RB) 20433 0.56 0 0
PBZheni - Party of Bulgarian Women (Partiya na bulgarskite zheni) 16061 0.41 0 0
LForum - Liberal Forum (Liberalen forum) 13638 0.33 0 0
KorDem - Crowned Democracy (Koronovana demokratsiya) 11747 0.29 0 0
BRSotsP - Bulgarian Workers' Socialist Party (Bulgarska rabotnicheska sotsialisticheska partiya) 10152 0.23 0 0
BZNS-ts - Bulgarian Agrarian National Union - Centre (Bulgarski zemedelski naroden suyuz - tsentur) 10062 0.25 0 0
DAR - Democratic Alternative for the Republic (Demokratichna alternativa za republikata) 9664 0.24 0 0
BPLiber - Bulgarian Party of Liberals (Bulgarska partiya liberali) 7281 0.19 0 0
BNRP - Bulgarian National-Radical Party (Bulgarska natsionalno-radikalna partiya) 7099 0.18 0 0
BNDP - Bulgarian National Democratic Party (Bulgarska natsionalna demokraticheska partiya) 6875 0.17 0 0
NPLF - Popular patriotic Left Front (Naroden patriotichen lyav front) 6795 0.17 0 0
BRSelP - Bulgarian Workers'-Agrarian Party (Bulgarska rabotnichesko-selska partiya) 6754 0.17 0 0
SDR - Union for Democratic Development - SDR (Suyuz za demokratichno razvitie - SDR) 6377 0.15 0 0
KhDS - Christian-democratic Union (Khristiyandemokratichen suyuz) 5912 0.15 0 0
NapredB - Forward Bulgaria' Coalition (Koalitsiya 'Napred Bulgariya) 5886 0.16 0 0
SKoopP - Free Co-operative Party (Svobodna kooperativna partiya) 5534 0.14 0 0
DemLiga - Democratic League (Demokraticheska liga) 4386 0.11 0 0
NovaDem - New Democracy (Nova Demokratsiya) 3720 0.09 0 0
Preobr. - Transfiguration Forum (Forum 'Preobrazhenie') 3654 0.09 0 0
BDPESShch - Bulgarian Democratic Party for European and World States (Bulgarska demokraticheska partiya za evropeiski i svetovin shchati) 3614 0.09 0 0
BNEP-VT - Bulgarian National Ecological Party - Veliko Turnovo (Bulgarska natsionalna ekologichna partiya - Veliko Turnovo) 3437 0.08 0 0
BZelFed - Bulgarian Green Federation (Bulgarska zelena federatsiya) 3347 0.08 0 0
BRMP - Bulgarian Revolutionary Youth Party (Bulgarska revolyutsionna mladezhka partiya) 2446 0.05 0 0
BNDVPut - Bulgarian National Movement for the Eternal Path (Bulgarsko natsionalno dvizhenie na vechniya put) 2438 0.05 0 0
BOPNS - Bulgarian Fatherland Party - National Union (Bulgarska otechestvena partiya - Natsionalen suyuz) 2301 0.05 0 0
FPSB - Front of Progressive Forces of Bulgaria (Front na progresivnite sili v Bulgariya) 1135 0.03 0 0
ON-DO - Alliance of the Nation - Movement of the Downtrodden, 'ON-DO' Political Party (Obedinenie na natsiyata - dvizhenie na onepravdanite, PP 'ON-DO') 670 0.01 0 0
NarPart - Popular Party (Narodna partiya)
NPvSDS - Bulgarian Agrarian National Union - Nikola Petvok in the Union of Democratic Forces (BZNS - Nikola Petkov v SDS)
PDP - Party of Democratic Change (Partiya na demokratichnite promeni)
SBO - Union of Bulgarian Communities (SBO) (Suyuz na bulgarskite obshchnosti (SBO))
Independents 19335 0.53 0 0
Total 4255301 100 240 100

1ODS (Obedineni Demokratichni Sili - United Democratic Forces) = SDS (Sajuz na Demokratichni Sili - Union of Democratic Forces) + BZNS (Balgarski Zemedelski Naroden Sajuz - Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union) + DP (Demokraticheska Partiya - Democratic Party) + BSDP (Balgarska Sotsialna Demokraticheska Partiya - Bulgarian Social Democratic Party)
2DL (Democratichnata Levitsa - Democratic Left) = BSP (Balgarska Socialisticheska Partiya - Bulgarian Socialist Party) + DE (Dvijenie Ekoglasnost - Ecoglasnost Movement) + BZNS-AS (Balgarski Zemedelski Naroden Sajuz - Aleksander Stambolijnski - Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union - Alexander Stambolijnski)
3ONS (Obedinenie za Nacionalno Spasenie - Union for National Salvation)= DPS (Dvijenie za Pravata i Svobodie -Movement for Rights and Freedoms) + ZP (Zelena Partiya - Green Party) + SNI (Sajuz Nov Izbor - Union New Choice)

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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