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Thailand

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House of Representatives

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
24.03.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
09.12.2013
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
500
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
77

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
51,239,638
Votes Number of people who actually voted
38,268,375
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
74.69%

Results

Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
26
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
33.77%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
27.2%
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Palang Pracharath Party, Democrat Party, Bhumjaithai Party, Chartthaipattana Party, Action Coalition for Thailand, Chart Pattana Party
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Majority Proportional
Palang Pracharath Party 116 97 19
Pheu Thai Party 136 136 0
Future Forward Party 81 31 50
Democrat Party 53 33 20
Bhumjaithai Party 51 39 12
Thai Liberal Party 10 0 10
Chartthaipattana Party 10 6 4
New Economics Party 6 0 6
Prachachart Party 7 6 1
Puea Chat Party 5 0 5
Action Coalition for Thailand 5 1 4
Chart Pattana Party 3 1 2
Thai Local Power Party 3 0 3
Thai Forest Conservation Party 2 0 2
Thai People Power Party 1 0 1
Thai Nation Power Party 1 0 1
People Progressive Party 1 0 1
Thai Civilized Party 1 0 1
Palang Thai Rak Thai Party 1 0 1
Thai Teachers for People Party 1 0 1
Prachaniyom Party 1 0 1
Thai People Justice Party 1 0 1
People Reform Party 1 0 1
Thai Citizens Power Party 1 0 1
New Democracy Party 1 0 1
New Palangdharma Party 1 0 1
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.
Other notes
"Parties or coalitions winning seats" above take into account the repeated elections held on 26 May and the subsequent re-calculation of seats under the proportional representation system.
Sources
IPU Group (16.05.2019, 05.06.2019, 10.06.2019, 12.06.2019, 18.07.2019) https://www.ect.go.th/ect_en/
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-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
260
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
24.05.2019
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