Thai general election, 1996

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Thai general election, 1996
Thailand
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All 393 seats to the House of Representatives of Thailand
  First party Second party
 
NAP
Chuan Leekpai.jpg
Leader Chavalit Yongchaiyudh Chuan Leekpai
Party New Aspiration Democrat
Last election 12.3%, 57 seats 22.3%, 86
Seats won 125 123
Seat change Increase 68 Increase 37

Prime Minister before election

Banharn Silpa-archa
Chart Thai

Elected Prime Minister

Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
New Aspiration

General elections were held in Thailand on 17 November 1996. The result was a victory for the New Aspiration Party, which won 125 of the 393 seats, despite winning fewer votes than the Democrat Party. Voter turnout was 62.4%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democrat Party 18,087,006 31.8 123 +37
New Aspiration Party 16,585,528 29.1 125 +68
National Development Party 7,044,304 12.4 52 –1
Thai Nation Party 5,621,890 9.9 39 –53
Social Action Party 3,036,544 5.3 20 –2
Thai Citizen Party 2,330,135 4.1 18 0
Palang Dharma Party 1,550,170 2.7 1 –22
Solidarity Party 1,011,299 1.8 8 0
Liberal Party 708,430 1.2 4 –7
Mass Party 680,204 1.2 2 –1
Thai Party 164,464 0.3 1 New
Liberal Democracy Party 56,804 0.1 0 New
Labour Party 40,798 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 632,502
Total 24,070,750 100 393 +2
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p288 ISBN 0-19-924959-8