House of Representatives (Thailand)

lower house of Thailand


The House of Representatives (Thai: สภาผู้แทนราษฎร; RTGS: Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon; IPA: [sà.pʰaː pʰûː.tʰɛːn râ:t.sà.dɔːn]) is the lower house of the National Assembly of Thailand, the legislative branch of the Thai government.

House of Representatives
สภาผู้แทนราษฎร
Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chuan Leekpai, Democrat
Since 25 May 2019
First Deputy Speaker
Suchart Tancharoen, Palang Pracharath
Since 26 May 2019
Second Deputy Speaker
Suphachai Phosu, Bhumjaithai
Since 26 May 2019
Structure
Seats500 MPs
25th Thailand House of Representatives composition.svg
Political groups
Government (260)

Opposition (240)

  •      Pheu Thai (135)
  •      Future Forward (76)
  •      Liberal (10)
  •      Prachachart (7)
  •      New Economics (6)
  •      Puea Chat (5)
  •      Palang Puangchon Thai (1)
Elections
Last election
24 March 2019
Next election
2023
Meeting place
Sappaya-Sapasathan
Website
www.parliament.go.th

The House of Representatives has 500 members, all of which are democratically elected: 375 members were directly elected through single constituency elections, while the other 125 are elected through party-list proportional representation.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kendall, Dave (2019-01-06). "Explainer: New rules for the House of Representatives". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2019-01-28.