Bulgarian constitutional referendum, 1971

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A constitutional referendum was held in Bulgaria on 16 May 1971.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a new constitution (known as the Zhivkov Constitution), whose first article noted the "leading role" of the Communist Party. The result was reportedly 99.7% in favour, with a voter turnout of 99.7%.[2]


Choice Votes %
Invalid/blank votes5,533
Registered voters/turnout6,174,63599.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p368 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p375
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