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Thailand

Kingdom of Thailand

67,448,120 17

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

48,000,000 66.92%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 10, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
House of Representatives Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon Lower House
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
King King Head of State
Senate Wuthisapha Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King BHUMIBOL Adulyadej
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister YINGLUCK Shinawatra
  • Assembly: Thailand has a bicameral National Assembly (Rathasapha) consisting of the Senate (Wuthisapha) with 150 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), 73 members are appointed by judges and independent government bodies and 77 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies. In the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon), 375 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 125 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
Senate 2000-03-04 30,684,040 38,000,000 80.75%
House of Representatives 2001-01-06 16,699,549 42,875,036 38.95%
Senate 2001-01-06 - 42,875,036 -
Senate 2006-04-02 - 45,232,145 -
House of Representatives 2006-04-02 - 45,232,145 -
House of Representatives 2006-04-19 - 45,232,145 -
Senate 2006-04-19 - 45,232,145 -
House of Representatives 2006-04-23 - 45,232,145 -
Senate 2006-04-23 - 45,232,145 -
Referendum 2007-08-19 25,978,954 45,092,955 57.61%
House of Representatives 2007-12-23 38,981,412 44,002,593 88.59%
Senate 2007-12-23 - 44,002,593 -
House of Representatives 2008-03-02 - 44,911,254 -
Senate 2008-03-02 24,981,233 44,911,254 55.62%
House of Representatives 2011-07-03 35,209,607 44,002,593 80.02%
Senate 2011-07-03 - 44,002,593 -
House of Representatives 2014-02-02 - 48,000,000 -

Voter Turnout