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House of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Wan Muhamad Noor Matha (Male)
Additional information
Elected on 4 July 2023, appointed by the King on 7 July 2023.
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Secretary general

Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
29 Sep. 2023 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
403
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
97
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
19.4% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
50.81
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Tissarat Laohaphol (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
89
Oldest member
Viroj Pao-in (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
215 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
285 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
404 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
96 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
32 See historical data for this field.
31-40
114 See historical data for this field.
41-45
69 See historical data for this field.
46-50
54 See historical data for this field.
51-60
108 See historical data for this field.
61-70
94 See historical data for this field.
71-80
24 See historical data for this field.
81-90
5 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 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 32 114 69 54 108 94 24 5 0
Total <= 45: 215 Total >= 46: 285
Male 0 25 79 48 50 91 84 22 5 0 404
Female 0 7 35 21 4 17 10 2 0 0 96
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger6.4%5%1.4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger29.2%20.8%8.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger43%30.4%12.6%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
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
1111 Samsen Road
Bangkok
10300
Thailand
Phone
+66-22425900