ElectionGudie

March 4, 2000 Held

38,000,000
Registered to Vote
Thailand

Kingdom of Thailand

Election for Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon (Thai House of Representatives)

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At stake in this election:

  • 200 seats in the Senate (Wuthisapha)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King BHUMBOL Adunyadej
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister CHUAN Leekpai
  • Assembly: Thailand has a bicameral Bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate (Wuthisapha) with 200 seats and the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon) with 500 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Senate (Wuthisapha) 200 members are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms. In the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon) 500 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • This is the first election to the Senate (Wuthisapha). Parliamentary elections were last held on November 17, 1996, when 391 seats to the House of Representatives were decided .

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 60,609,046 (July 1999 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 38,000,000 ( 1996 )