ELECTIONS HELD IN 1990
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|10 June 1990
17 June 1990
|Elections were held for all the seats in Parliament following the premature dissolution of this body in March 1990. General elections had previously been held in June 1986.|
|The 1990 general elections came in the wake of comprehensive political and economic reforms in November 1989, constitutional amendments and adoption of a new Electoral Law in late March 1990. The dates for the first multiparty polling in more than 40 years were then announced.
As a result of these changes, a total of 37 parties, coalitions and movements fielded candidates for the 400 parliamentary seats. There was an average of seven candidates per seat under the majority system, and eight under the proportional representation system.
The electoral campaign was marred by some violence. Nominations were receivable until 10 May. Polling day procedures were observed by foreign teams; voter turnout was high. Of the 200 majority vote seats, 119 were filled in the first round and 81 in the second. The Bulgarian Socialist Party (formerly the Bulgarian Communist Party) emerged as the overall winner after the two polling days, capturing an absolute majority of 211 seats to 144 for the main opposition Union of Democratic Forces (UDF). Five other parties gained parliamentary representation. Primary support for the Socialists, led by Mr. Alexander Lilov, came from rural areas, whereas Sofia, the capital, was the stronghold of the UDF alliance, headed by Mr. Zhelyu Zhelev. The Chairman of the Council of Ministers is Mr. Andrei Lukanov.
|Round no 1 (June 1990): Elections results|
|Number of registered electors||6,990,372|
|Blank or invalid ballot papers||208,833|
|Round no 1: Distribution of seats|
|Bulgarian Socialist Party||211||97||114|
|Union of the Democratic Forces||144||75||69|
|Movement for Rights and Freedoms||23||12||11|
|Bulgarian Agrarian People’s Union||16||16||0|
|Fatherland Party of Labour||1||0||1|
|Social Democratic Party||1||0||1|
|Distribution of seats according to sex:|
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