Thai general election, 1975

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Thai general election, 1975
Thailand
1969 ←
26 January 1975
→ 1976

All 279 seats to the House of Representatives of Thailand
  First party Second party
  Senipramoj Cropped.jpg
Leader Seni Pramoj Thawit Klinprathum
Party Democrat Social Justice Party
Last election 57 seats New party
Seats won 72 45
Seat change Increase 17 New party
Percentage 17.2% 14.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Pramarn Adireksarn Kukrit Pramoj
Party Chart Thai Social Action Party
Last election New party New party
Seats won 28 18
Seat change New party New party
Percentage 12.1% 10.8%

Prime Minister before election

Sanya Dharmasakti
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

Seni Pramoj
Democrat

General elections were held in Thailand on 26 January 1975. The result was a victory for the new Democrat Party, which won 72 of the 269 seats. Voter turnout was 47.2%.[1]


Results[edit]

Party Position Votes % Seats +/-
Democrat Party Centre[2] 3,176,398 17.2 72 +15
Social Justice Party Right-wing[2][3] 2,669,736 14.5 45 New
Thai Nation Party Right-wing[2] 2,220,897 12.1 28 New
Social Action Party Centre[2] 1,982,168 10.8 18 New
Social Agrarian Party Centre-right[2] 1,387,451 7.5 19 New
Social Nationalist Party Right-wing[2] 1,299,613 7.0 16 New
New Force Party Left-wing[2] 1,113,653 6.0 12 New
Socialist Party of Thailand Left-wing[2] 819,489 4.4 15 New
Socialist Front Left-wing[2] 672,313 3.7 10 New
Peaceful People's Party 509,718 2.8 8 New
National Reconstruction 369,244 2.0 3 New
Thai Party 313,904 1.7 4 New
People's Justice Party 297,102 1.6 6 New
Democracy 283,990 1.5 2 New
Sovereign Party 141,607 0.8 2 New
Labour Party 136,783 0.7 1 New
Golden Cape Party 123,948 0.7 0 New
People Party 122,033 0.7 0 New
Agriculturalist Party 116,062 0.6 1 New
Thai Earth Party 92,957 0.5 2 New
Free People's Party 84,599 0.5 1 New
People's Force 67,127 0.4 2 New
Economist Party 60,962 0.3 1 New
Provincial Development Party 30,103 0.2 1 New
21 other parties 343,164 1.9 0 -
Invalid/blank votes 1,137,291 - - -
Total 9,549,924 100 269 +50
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p284 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Sangchai, Somporn (1979), "Some Observations on the Elections and Coalition Formation in Thailand, 1976", Modern Thai Politics (Transaction Publishers): 378 
  3. ^ Richardson, Michael (19 April 1976), "Four-party coalition for Thailand", The Age