1995 Thai general election

General elections were held in Thailand on 2 July 1995. The result was a victory for the Thai Nation Party, which won 92 of the 391 seats. Voter turnout was 62.0%.[1] The prevalence of vote buying in this election was considered one of the highest so far.[2]

1995 Thai general election

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All 391 seats to the House of Representatives of Thailand
  First party Second party
  Banharn Silpa-archa (cropped).jpg Chuan Leekpai 2010-04-01.jpg
Leader Banharn Silpa-archa Chuan Leekpai
Party Chart Thai Democrat
Last election 15.8%, 77 21.0%, 79
Seats won 92 86
Seat change Increase 15 Increase 7
Popular vote 12,630,074 12,325,423
Percentage 22.8% 22.3%

Prime Minister before election

Chuan Leekpai
Democrat

Elected Prime Minister

Banharn Silpa-archa
Chart Thai

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Thai Nation Party 12,630,074 22.8 92 +15
Democrat Party 12,325,423 22.3 86 +7
New Aspiration Party 6,806,621 12.3 57 +6
National Development Party 6,612,504 12.0 53 –7
Palang Dharma Party 4,209,135 7.6 23 –24
Leading Thai Party 3,474,142 6.3 18 New
Thai Citizen Party 2,476,218 4.5 18 +15
Social Action Party 2,201,218 4.0 22 0
Seritham Party 1,716,786 3.1 11 +3
Solidarity Party 1,361,719 2.5 8 0
Mass Party 1,309,381 2.4 3 –1
Safeguard Thai Party 195,835 0.4 0 New
Total 55,319,056 100 391 +31
Valid votes 22,784,030 97.1
Invalid/blank votes 678,716 2.9
Total 23,462,746 100
Registered voters/turnout 37,817,983 62.0
Source: Nohlen et al.

Further readingEdit

  • William A. Callahan; Duncan McCargo (1996). "Vote-Buying in Thailand's Northeast: The July 1995 General Election". Asian Survey. 36 (4): 376–392. doi:10.1525/as.1996.36.4.01p0125i.
  • David Murray (1996). "The 1995 National Election in Thailand". Asian Survey. 36: 361–375. doi:10.2307/2645404.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p286 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ Ruth McVey (2000), "Of Greed and Violence and Other Signs of Progress", Money and Power in Provincial Thailand, NIAS Press, p. 27