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2019 General Elections Thailand National Assembly House of Representatives

March 18, 2019

Thai Elections: 24th March 2019 Sunday

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The General Elections in Thailand are scheduled to be held on 24th March 2019 this Sunday. The National Assembly of Thailand consists of 2 houses one is the lower house and the second one is the upper house. The lower house is commonly referred to the House of Representatives and the upper house represents the Senators. The lower house or House of Representatives of the Thai National Legislative Assembly consists of 500 seats whose term will be for a maximum period of 5 years. The Thai Senate has 250 Senate positions and these are appointed by the NCPO – National Council for Peace and Order.

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Thai Election Commission                              Type of Elections in Thailand

Electoral System of Thailand:

The Election Commission of Thailand is responsible for conducting, organizing the elections in Thailand. The General Elections in Thailand normally will be held in every five years to elect the House of Representatives and the political party who gets more House of Representatives seats or MP Seats they will choose the Prime Minister of Thailand. The people of Thailand elects the candidates who are contesting for the House of Representatives or MP position (Member of Parliament) and finally the political party with more number of MP positions will choose the Prime Minister to form the Government. The Thailand constitutes 76 Provinces and 2 special administrative divisions. The Thai National Legislative Assembly consists of 2 houses one is lower house called House of Representatives and the second one is upper house called house of senators.

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New Electoral System of Thailand:

Earlier during the general elections there were 2 ballot papers and two ballets, one ballot paper is to vote the house of representative and the other one is to vote the party list. The Election Commission of Thailand this time they introduced new electoral system where the Thai voters will vote the house of representative and the party list seats by using only one ballot paper.

Major Political Parties in Thailand:

  • Pheu Thai Party
  • Democrat  Party
  • Palang Pracharat Party
  • Future Forward Party
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Political Parties and Leaders:

S.NO Political Party in Thailand Political Party Leader
1 Pheu Thai Party Sudarat Keyuraphan
2 Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva
3 Palang Pracharat Party Prayuth Chan-o-cha
4 Bloc Quebecois Party Thanthron Juangroongroungkit

Thailand General Elections 2019 Schedule:

  • House of Representatives Elections in Thailand 2019 – 24th March 2019
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Thai General Elections Results 2014:

In the year 2014, the General Elections in Thailand were held on 2nd February 2014. The Thai National Legislative Assembly lower house, House of Representatives consists of 500 seats to form the Government one need to win 251 House of Representative seats or MP Seats (Member of Parliament). The Pheu Thai Party which was lead by Sudarat Keyuraphan won 265 seats and the Democrat Party which was lead by Abhisit Vejjajiva won 159 seats.

Thai General Elections Results 2019:

The General elections for the Thai National Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be held on 24th March 2019. The results of the 2019 Thai General Elections will be declared on.

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