July 3, 2011 Held


Kingdom of Thailand

Election for Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon (Thai House of Representatives)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:35,209,607
Valid Votes:32,525,504
Invalid Votes:2,684,103

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democrat Party (Prachathipat Party) - - -

Pheu Thai Party (พรรคเพื่อไทย, Phak Phuea Thai) - - -

Election Results Modified: May 18, 2011

General Information

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 ABHISIT Vejjajiva
  • 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), 74 members are appointed and 76 members are elected by single non-transferable vote (SNTV). 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 67,089,500 (July 2010)
  • Registered Voters: 44,002,593 (December 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 33,871,024 (2011)

·         Is Thailand a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 79 (House of Representatives) following the 2011 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 93

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

Disability Data:

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

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

·         Population with a disability: 10,063,425 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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