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October 30, 1992 | Times Wire Services
The Union of Democratic Forces, which resigned from the Bulgarian government Wednesday after losing a parliamentary confidence vote, asked its leader, Philip Dimitrov, to form a new government Thursday. After an emergency meeting, the UDF coalition renominated Dimitrov to make an offer to President Zhelyu Zhelev to form a new government. Prime Minister Dimitrov announced the resignation of his 11-month-old Cabinet on Wednesday after Parliament's 120-111 no-confidence vote.
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October 30, 1992 | Times Wire Services
The Union of Democratic Forces, which resigned from the Bulgarian government Wednesday after losing a parliamentary confidence vote, asked its leader, Philip Dimitrov, to form a new government Thursday. After an emergency meeting, the UDF coalition renominated Dimitrov to make an offer to President Zhelyu Zhelev to form a new government. Prime Minister Dimitrov announced the resignation of his 11-month-old Cabinet on Wednesday after Parliament's 120-111 no-confidence vote.
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January 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reformist Zhelyu Zhelev won Bulgaria's first presidential election, ending Communist hopes of keeping a slice of power. According to unofficial results, Zhelev received 54% of the vote, edging out his Socialist-backed rival, Velko Valkanov, with 46%. Zhelev's victory consolidates power in the hands of the Union of Democratic Forces, which now controls the presidency as well as the government it formed after winning a general election last October.
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January 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reformist Zhelyu Zhelev won Bulgaria's first presidential election, ending Communist hopes of keeping a slice of power. According to unofficial results, Zhelev received 54% of the vote, edging out his Socialist-backed rival, Velko Valkanov, with 46%. Zhelev's victory consolidates power in the hands of the Union of Democratic Forces, which now controls the presidency as well as the government it formed after winning a general election last October.
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December 3, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expectations of American aid and support from U.S. diplomats appear to have encouraged Bulgaria's opposition in its six-month effort to bring down the only former Communist government in Eastern Europe to emerge victorious in multi-party elections. U.S. government officials openly shared the disappointment of anti-Communist activists within the 16-party Union of Democratic Forces when the Bulgarian Socialist Party won nearly 53% of the vote in June.
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June 10, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bringing up the rear in Eastern Europe's march for democracy, Bulgarians vote today in the only contest in which Communists defended the virtue of being a "Red." Despite an 11th-hour surge in support for the opposition Union of Democratic Forces, Bulgaria appeared poised to become the first nation to vote for communism when given another choice.
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December 3, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expectations of American aid and support from U.S. diplomats appear to have encouraged Bulgaria's opposition in its six-month effort to bring down the only former Communist government in Eastern Europe to emerge victorious in multi-party elections. U.S. government officials openly shared the disappointment of anti-Communist activists within the 16-party Union of Democratic Forces when the Bulgarian Socialist Party won nearly 53% of the vote in June.
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