ElectionGudie

Aug. 19, 2007 Held

25,978,954
Voted
Thailand

Kingdom of Thailand

Referendum

Results

56%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:25,978,954
Valid Votes:25,474,747
Invalid Votes:504,120

Provisions

Yes14,727,306

56.69

No10,747,441

41.37

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • The passing of a new Constitution.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King PHUMIPHON Adunyadet
  • Head of Government: Interim Prime Minister SURAYUD Chulanont **
  • Assembly: Thailand has a bicameral National Assembly (Rathasapha) consisting of the Senate (Wuthisapha) and the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon).

** Interim Prime Minister SURAYUD Chulanont took office following a military coup in 2006.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • The passing of a new Constitution.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 65,068,149 (July 2007)
  • Registered Voters: 45,092,955 (August 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 33,570,075 (2007)

·         Is Thailand a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Thailand ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (9 August 1985) 

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 47 (Senate) following the 2006 elections; 53 (House of Representatives) following the 2005 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 93 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Thailand a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Thailand ratified CRPD: Yes (29 July 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 9,760,222 (est.)