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Thailand

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Chuan Leekpai (Male)
Year of birth
1938
Additional information
Elected on 25 May 2019, appointed by the King on 31 May 2019.
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Secretary general

Secretary general
Sorasak Pienvej (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
421
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
79
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
15.8% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
2017 Constitution, art. 90
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
421
Number of women elected
79
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
15.8%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- At the moment of the first session, held on 24 May 2019, the House of Representatives comprised 498 members, including 76 women (51 elected under the majority system and 25 under the proportional representation system). - A female candidate from the Future Forward Party won the last seat under the majority system in a repeated election held on 26 May, increasing the number of women to 77. - Thereafter, the election commission re-calculated the distribution of seats under the proportional representation system. Instead of a male candidate from the Thairaktham Party, two women candidates (one each from the Palang Pracharath Party and the Democrat Party) were declared elected. - As at 12 June, the House of Representatives comprised 79 women out of the full 500 members.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
79

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
421
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
79
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Chuan Leekpai (Male)
Political party
Democrat Party
Date of election
25.05.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1947
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Thai Women Parliamentarian Caucus
Date of creation
01.1993
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No