1988 Thai general election

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]

1988 Thai general election

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All 357 seats to the House of Representatives of Thailand
  First party Second party Third party
  Chatichai Choonhavan 1976.jpg Siddhi Savetsila (1980).jpg Bhichai Rattakul 2010-04-01.jpg
Leader Chatichai Choonhavan Siddhi Savetsila Bhichai Rattakul
Party Chart Thai Social Action Party Democrat
Last election 17.3%, 63 seats 12.1%, 51 seats 22.5%, 100 seats
Seats won 87 54 48
Seat change Increase 24 Increase 3 Decrease 52
Percentage 19.3% 11.8% 11.3%

Prime Minister before election

Prem Tinsulanonda
Military

Elected Prime Minister

Chatichai Choonhavan
Chart Thai

ResultsEdit

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 11.3 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
Liberal 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
Total 39,463,755 100 357 +10
Valid votes 16,350,143 96.5
Invalid/blank votes 564,788 3.5
Total 16,944,931 100
Registered voters/turnout 26,658,638 63.6
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

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