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Thailand

Kingdom of Thailand

68,200,824 18

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

50,071,589 66.92%

Registered Voters (as of Aug. 15, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Thai House of Representatives Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon Lower House
Thai Senate Wuthisapha Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King WACHIRALONGKON Bodinthrathepphayawarangkun
  • Head of Government: Interim Prime Minister Gen. PRAYUT Chan-ocha (since 25 August 2014)
  • Assembly: Thailand has a bicameral National Assembly (Rathasapha) consisting of the Senate (Wuthisapha) with 250 seats and the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon) with 500 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Wuthisapha), 250 members are appointed by by the military and six seats are reserved for members of the army. In the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon), 350 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 150 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Thai Senate 2000-03-04 30,684,040 38,000,000 80.75%
Thai House of Representatives 2001-01-06 - 42,875,036 -
Thai House of Representatives 2001-01-06 16,699,549 42,875,036 38.95%
Thai Senate 2006-04-02 - 45,232,145 -
Thai House of Representatives 2006-04-02 - 45,232,145 -
Thai Senate 2006-04-19 - 45,232,145 -
Thai House of Representatives 2006-04-19 - 45,232,145 -
Thai Senate 2006-04-23 - 45,232,145 -
Thai House of Representatives 2006-04-23 - 45,232,145 -
Referendum 2007-08-19 25,978,954 45,092,955 57.61%
Thai House of Representatives 2007-12-23 38,981,412 44,002,593 88.59%
Thai Senate 2007-12-23 - 44,002,593 -
Thai Senate 2008-03-02 24,981,233 44,911,254 55.62%
Thai House of Representatives 2008-03-02 - 44,911,254 -
Thai House of Representatives 2011-07-03 35,209,607 44,002,593 80.02%
Thai Senate 2011-07-03 - 44,002,593 -
Thai House of Representatives 2014-02-02 - 48,000,000 -
Referendum 2016-08-07 29,740,677 50,071,589 -

Voter Turnout