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House of Representatives

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
Pornpith Phetchareon (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 Oct. 2020.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
412
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
77
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
15.75% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
54.00
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Phetchompoo Kijburana (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
91
Oldest member
Chai Chidchob (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
368 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
419 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
81 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
12 See historical data for this field.
31-40
71 See historical data for this field.
41-45
49 See historical data for this field.
46-50
51 See historical data for this field.
51-60
163 See historical data for this field.
61-70
119 See historical data for this field.
71-80
31 See historical data for this field.
81-90
3
91 and over
1 See historical data for this field.
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 12 71 49 51 163 119 31 3 1
Total <= 45: 132 Total >= 46: 368
Male 0 8 47 40 42 139 110 29 3 1 419
Female 0 4 24 9 9 24 9 2 0 0 81
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.4%1.6%0.8%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger16.6%11%5.6%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger26.4%19%7.4%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Section 48 of the Organic Act on Political Parties prescribes that to run for an election, political parties need to prepare their lists of Party-List candidates by taking gender balance into consideration.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1947

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Thai Women Parliamentarian Caucus
(January 1993)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
The Secretariat of the House of Representatives
110 Pradipat Road
Phaya Thai
Bangkok
10400
Thailand
Phone
+66-3573155