ElectionGudie

April 2, 2006 Held

45,232,145
Registered to Vote
Thailand

Kingdom of Thailand

Election for Wuthisapha (Senate)

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At stake in this election:

  • 500 seats in the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King BHUMIBOL Adulyadej
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister THAKSIN Shinawatra
  • 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 5-year terms. In the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon), 400 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 100 members are elected by party list to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Thai Rak Thai Party (TRT)*
    • Leader: THAKSIN Shinawatra
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 376

* On February 27, Thailand