Bulgarian Union of Banat–Romania


The Bulgarian Union of Banat–Romania (Romanian: Uniunea Bulgară din Banat România, UBB-R; Bulgarian: Български съюз на Банат–Румъния, Bălgarski săjuz na Banat–Rumănija) is an ethnic minority political party in Romania representing the Bulgarian community.

Bulgarian Union of Banat-Romania

Uniunea Bulgară din Banat România
Български съюз на Банат–Румъния
HeadquartersStrada Palanca, Nr. 1, Timișoara
IdeologyBulgarian minority politics
Chamber of Deputies
1 / 329
Senate
0 / 136
European Parliament
0 / 32
Website
www.ubbr.ro

History


The UBB-R contested the 1990 general elections, and despite receiving only 3,451 votes (0.03%),[1] it won a single seat in the Chamber of Deputies under the electoral law that allows for political parties representing ethnic minority groups to be exempt from the electoral threshold. It retained its seat in the 1992 elections, but was beaten by the Bratstvo Community of Bulgarians in Romania in the 1996 elections, losing its seat.

The party regained its seat in the 2000 elections, and has retained it in every election since.

Electoral history


Election Chamber of Deputies Senate
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
19903,4510.031
19921,9060.021
19964,1150.030
200020,0850.181
200415,2830.151
200814,0390.201
201210,1550.141
20164,5420.061

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