ElectionGudie

June 17, 2001 Held

4,607,769
Voted
Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

Election for Narodno Sabranie (Bulgarian National Assembly)

Results

66%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,607,769
Valid Votes:4,527,892
Invalid Votes:79,877

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Simeon II National Movement 120 1,951,859

42.73%

United Democratic Forces 51 830,059

18.17%

For Bulgaria 48 783,107

17.14%

Movement for Rights and Freedoms 21 340,510

7.45%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 240 seats in the National Assembly (Narodno Sobranie)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Petar STOYANOV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ivan KOSTOV
  • Assembly: Bulgaria has a unicameral National Assembly (Narodno Sobranie) with 240 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Narodno Sobranie) 240 members are elected through a closed party-list majority system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: Simeon II National Movement
    • Leader: Simeon SACHS-KOBURGGOTTA
    • Seats won in this election: 120
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Coalition: United Democratic Forces (ODS)
    • Leader: Ivan KOSTOV
    • Seats won in this election: 51
    • Seats won in last election: 137
  • Coalition: For Bulgaria
    • Leader: Georgi PURVANOV
    • Seats won in this election: 48
    • Seats won in last election: 58
  • Party: Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS)
    • Leader: Ahmed DOGAN
    • Seats won in this election: 21
    • Seats won in last election: 19

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on April 19, 1997. There were 240 seats decided in the last election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,020,282 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 6,916,151 ( 2001 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,114,100 (2001)

·         Is Bulgaria a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Bulgaria ratified CEDAW: Yes (8 February 1982)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes 

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 63 (following the 2001 election)

·         Human Development Index Position: 59 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data: 

·         Is Bulgaria a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 September 2007)

·         Has Bulgaria ratified CRPD: Yes (22 March 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 1,203,042 (est.)