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Thailand

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
2017 Constitution, art. 129 (4-5)
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
2017 Constitution, art. 129 (4-5)
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Prime Minister
Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
1
Number of written questions asked, per year
Not available
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
Not available
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Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
2017 Constitution, Art. 129 and Art. 150
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
Not available
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Head of State and/or Government

The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No

Impeachment and confidence motions

Procedure for parliament
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
2017 Constitution, art. 151, 167, 170
Impeachment Role
There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
The whole Government
The Head of Government
Individual members of the Executive
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
2017 Constitution, art. 151, 167, 170
Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In some countries, the adoption of a motion of no confidence in the Government automatically leads to the dissolution of Parliament in certain countries. In other cases, a new government can be formed.
No