ElectionGudie

Jan. 6, 2001 Held

16,699,549
Voted
Thailand

Kingdom of Thailand

Election for Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon (Thai House of Representatives)

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At stake in this election:

  • 500 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King PHUMIPHON Adunyadet
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat
  • Assembly: Thailand has a bicameral Bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate with 200 seats and the House of Representatives with 500 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is a hereditary monarch.
  • In the Senate 200 members are elected by simple majority vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms. In the House of Representatives, 400 members are elected by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms and 100 members are elected by party list to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Thai Rak Thai Party (TRT)
    • Leader: Shinawatra THAKSIN
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 248
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: Democratic Party (DP)
    • Leader: Leekpai CHUAN
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 128
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 123
  • Party: Chart Thai Party (TNP)
    • Leader: Silpa-Archa BANHARN
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 41
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 39
  • Party: Chart Pattana (NDP)
    • Leader: Dhabarangsi KORN
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 29
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 52
  • Party: The New Aspiration (NAP)
    • Leader: Yongchaiyudh CHAVALIT
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 36
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 125

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last election to the House of Representatives was held on 17 November 1996, when 392 seats were decided.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 61,230,874 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 42,875,036 (January 2001 )