Thailand

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Pornpetch Wichitcholchai (Male)
Year of birth
1948
Additional information
Elected on 25 May 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Nut Phasuk (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 Oct. 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
224
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
26
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10.4% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Zakee Phithakkumpol (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
85
Oldest member
Capt. Thinapan Nakata (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
247
Total per sex
Total of male
224
Total of female
26
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
0
41-45
3
46-50
1
51-60
41
61-70
169
71-80
33
81-90
3
91 and over
0
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 0 0 3 1 41 169 33 3 0
Total <= 45: 3 Total >= 46: 247
Male 0 0 0 1 1 39 151 30 2 0 224
Female 0 0 0 2 0 2 18 3 1 0 26
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger1.2%0.4%0.8%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
2017 Constitution, art. 90 notes that candidates from different regions and equality between men and women must be considered when preparing a list.

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 > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Appointed
25

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.
225
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.
25
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.
Pornpetch Wichitcholchai (Male)
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