List of Speakers of the House of Representatives of Thailand

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Speaker of House of Representatives
ประธานสภาผู้แทนราษฎร
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Incumbent
vacant
Style Mr. Speaker or Mr. President
Appointer Vote within the House of Representatives
Inaugural holder Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri
Formation 28 June 1932
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The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand is the presiding officer of the lower chamber of the National Assembly of Thailand. The Speaker of the House of Representatives is also the ex officio President of the National Assembly of Thailand. The Speaker of the House of Representatives is a MP, usually from the majority party in the House of Representatives. The Speaker or the President is elected at the beginning of a House session immediately after an election, there are no term limits for the office. The current incumbent is Somsak Kiatsuranont of the Pheu Thai Party who took office on 3 August 2011, succeeding Chai Chidchob

The office of the Speaker was first established in 1932, with the establishment of the first legislature of Thailand. The office of the President of the People's Assembly of Siam was first occupied by Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri (Sanan Thephasadin na Ayutthaya).

The Speaker is entrusted with certain legislative powers, as it is his main role to ensure all the legislative process is followed. The Speaker is assisted by two Deputy Speakers. The Speaker must act impartially on all matters and therefore cannot be a member of an executive committee of a political party, this also apply to his deputies.

His duties include:

List of Speakers of the House of Representatives[edit]

Name Period
Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri (Sanan Thephasadin na Ayutthaya) June 28, 1932 – September 1, 1932
Chao Phraya Phichaiyat (Dan Bunnag) September 2, 1932 – December 10, 1932
Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri December 15, 1932 – February 26, 1934
Rear-Admiral Phraya Sorayuthaseni (Krasae Prawahanawin Pravahanavin) February 26, 1934 – September 22, 1934
Chao Phraya Sridharmadhibes (Chit na Songkhla) September 22, 1934 – July 22, 1936
Phraya Manawaratsewi (Plod Wichien na Songkhla) August 3, 1936 – December 10, 1937
Rear-Admiral Phraya Sorayuthaseni July 6, 1943 – June 24, 1944
Major Vilas Osatananda June 4, 1946 – August 24, 1946
Kasem Boonsri August 31, 1946 – November 8, 1947
? 1947 - 1947
Kasem Boonsri 1948 - 1948
? 1949–1951
General Phra Prachonpachanuk (Phok Mahadilok) December 1, 1951 – September 16, 1957
General Luang Sudhisararonakara (Sudhi Sukhavatee) September 20, 1957 – December 14, 1957
General Phra Prachonpachanuk February 6, 1958 – April 17, 1968
Tawee Boonyaket May 8, 1968 – June 20, 1968
General Siri Siriyothin 1972 – December 11, 1973
Mom Rajawongse Kukrit Pramoj December 29, 1973 – October 7, 1974
Praphat Uaichai October 17, 1974 – January 25, 1975
Prasit Kanchanawat February 7, 1975 – January 12, 1976
Uthai Pimchaichon April 19, 1976 – October 6, 1976
Air Chief Marshal Kamol Dechatungka October 22, 1976 – November 20, 1976
Air Chief Marshal Harin Hongsakul November 28, 1976 – April 22, 1979
Boontheng Thongsawat 1979–1983
Uthai Pimchaichon 1983–1986
Chuan Leekpai 1986–1988
Panja Kesornthong 1988–1991
Ukrit Mongkolnavin April 2, 1991 – March 21, 1992
Arthit Ourairat April 3, 1992 – June 30, 1992
Marut Bunnag September 22, 1992 – May 19, 1995
Booneua Prasertsuwan July 11, 1995 – September 27, 1996
Wan Muhamad Noor Matha November 24, 1996 – June 27, 2000
Bhichai Rattakul June 30, 2000 – November 9, 2000
Uthai Pimchaichon February 6, 2001 – January 5, 2005
Phokim Polkul January 6, 2005 – February 24, 2006
Meechai Ruchuphan October 11, 2006 – January 20, 2008
Youngyut Tiyapairach January 23, 2008 – April 30, 2008
Chai Chidchob May 15, 2008 – 10 May 2011
Somsak Kiatsuranont 3 August 2011 – 9 December 2013

Sources[edit]

  • Various editions of The Europa World Year Book