December 1957 Thai general election

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Thai general election, December 1957

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All 159 seats to the House of Representatives of Thailand
  First party Second party
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Leader Sukich Nimmanheminda Khuang Aphaiwong
Party Sahaphum Party Democrat
Last election New party 30
Seats won 44 39
Seat change New party Increase9
Percentage 27.7% 24.5%

Prime Minister before election

Pote Sarasin
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

Thanom Kittikachorn
National Socialist[1]

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General elections were held in Thailand on 12 December 1957. The result was a victory for the new United Land party, which won 40 of the 160 seats, although with 59 MPs, independents were the largest bloc in Parliament. Voter turnout was 44.1%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Sahaphum Party 44 New
Democrat Party 39 +9
Economist Party 6 +3
Free Democracy 5 –6
Seri Manangkasila 4 –82
Nationalist Party 1 –2
Hyde Park Movement Party 1 –1
Independent Party 1 –1
Independents 59 +51
Invalid/blank votes
Total 4,370,589 100 160 -123
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thak Chaloemtiarana (2007), Thailand: The Politics of Despotic Paternalism, Ithaca NY: Cornell Southeast Asia Program, p. 88, ISBN 978-0-8772-7742-2
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p278 ISBN 0-19-924959-8