Thai general election, 1988

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Thai general election, 1988
Thailand
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All 357 seats to the House of Representatives of Thailand
  First party Second party Third party
  Social action party logo.jpg TH Democrat Party logo.png
Leader Chatichai Choonhavan Siddhi Savetsila Bhichai Rattakul
Party Chart Thai Social Action Party Democrat
Last election 17.3%, 63 12.1%, 51 22.5%, 100
Seats won 87 54 48
Seat change Increase 24 Increase 3 Decrease 52
Percentage 19.3% 11.8% 19.3%

Prime Minister before election

Prem Tinsulanonda
Military

Elected Prime Minister

Chatichai Choonhavan
Chart Thai

General elections were held in Thailand on 24 July 1988. The result was a victory for the Thai Nation Party, which won 87 of the 357 seats. Voter turnout was 63.6%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Thai Nation Party 7,612,148 19.3 87 +24
Social Action Party 4,651,161 11.8 54 +3
Democrat Party 4,456,077 19.3 48 –52
United Thai Party 3,988,941 10.1 34 +15
Palang Dharma Party 3,586,878 9.1 14 New
Thai People Party 3,143,851 8.0 17 +16
Rak Thai 2,454,870 6.2 19 +19
Thai Citizen Party 2,413,520 6.1 31 +7
People Party 2,336,962 5.9 21 +3
Community Action 1,127,418 2.9 9 –6
Progress Party 1,114,468 2.8 8 –1
United Democrat Party 810,547 2.1 6 –32
Liberalism Party 690,486 1.7 3 +2
Mass Party 622,933 1.6 5 +2
Social Democratic Force 273,932 0.7 1 New
Thai Agro Industry 179,563 0.5 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 564,788
Total 16,944,931 100 357 +10
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p286 ISBN 0-19-924959-8