Thai general election, 1976

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Thai general election, 1976
Thailand
← 1975 4 April 1976 1979 →

All 279 seats to the House of Representatives of Thailand
  First party Second party Third party
  Senipramoj Cropped.jpg คีกฤทธิ์ ปราโมช.jpg
Leader Seni Pramoj Pramarn Adireksarn Kukrit Pramoj
Party Democrat Chart Thai Social Action Party
Last election 17.2%, 72 seats 12.1%, 28 seats 10.8%, 18 seats
Seats won 114 56 45
Seat change Increase 42 Increase 28 Increase 27
Percentage 25.3% 17.5% 17.5%

Prime Minister before election

Kukrit Pramoj
Social Action Party

Elected Prime Minister

Seni Pramoj
Democrat

Early general elections were held in Thailand on 4 April 1976 after the House of Representatives had been dissolved prematurely on 12 January.[1] A total of 2,350 candidates representing 39 parties contested the election, although voter turnout was only 44.0%.[2] The result was a victory for the Democrat Party, which won 114 of the 279 seats.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democrat Party 4,745,990 25.3 114 +42
Thai Nation Party 3,280,134 17.5 56 +28
Social Action Party 3,272,170 17.5 45 +27
Social Justice Party 1,725,568 9.2 28 –17
New Force Party 1,276,208 6.8 3 –9
People's Force 746,985 4.0 3 +1
Social Agrarian Party 672,259 3.6 9 –10
Social Nationalist Party 642,078 3.4 8 –8
Socialist Party of Thailand 357,385 1.9 2 –13
Dharmacracy Party 264,526 1.4 1 New
Thai Protection Party 223,048 1.2 1 New
United Democratic Front 196,998 1.1 1 New
Labour Party 161,031 0.9 1 0
Social Thai Party 125,037 0.7 1 New
People's Peaceful Party 104,084 0.6 0 –8
Provincial Development Party 100,162 0.5 2 +1
Thai Party 98,487 0.5 1 New
Free Force 95,056 0.5 0 New
National Reconstruction 79,894 0.4 0 –3
New Siam Party 72,664 0.4 1 New
Democracy 59,472 0.3 1 –1
Social Progress Party 25,028 0.1 1 New
Agriculturalist Party 24,987 0.1 0 –1
People Party 11,919 0.1 0 0
15 other parties 215,209 2.5 0
Invalid/blank votes 453,327
Total 9,072,629 100 279 +10
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thailand Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p284 ISBN 0-19-924959-8