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General elections were held in Thailand on 22 March 1992, the first after the National Peace Keeping Council overthrew the elected government of Chatichai Choonhavan in a coup on 23 February 1991. A total of 15 parties and 2,185 candidates contested the 360 seats. The result was a victory for the Justice Unity Party, which won 79 seats, despite receiving fewer votes than the New Aspiration Party. Voter turnout was 59.2%.[1]

Thai general election, March 1992

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All 360 seats to the House of Representatives of Thailand
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Narong Wongwan Pramarn Adireksarn Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Party Justice Unity Chart Thai New Aspiration
Last election New party 19.3%, 87 New party
Seats won 79 74 72
Seat change New party Decrease 13 New party
Percentage 19.3% 16.4% 22.4%

Prime Minister before election

Anand Panyarachun
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

Suchinda Kraprayoon
Military

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
New Aspiration Party 9,980,150 22.4 72 New
Justice Unity Party 8,578,529 19.3 79 New
Thai Nation Party 7,305,674 16.4 74 –13
Palang Dharma Party 5,104,849 11.5 41 +35
Democrat Party 4,705,376 10.6 44 –4
Social Action Party 3,586,714 8.1 31 –23
Thai Citizen Party 2,280,887 5.1 7 –24
Solidarity Party 1,315,075 3.0 6 New
Mass Party 443,568 1.0 1 –4
People Party 376,580 0.8 4 –17
United New Force 337,361 0.8 0 New
Thai People Party 158,037 0.4 1 –16
Local Progress Party 158,808 0.4 0 New
Free Agriculture Party 152,692 0.3 0 New
United Democracy Party 34,651 0.1 0 New
Total 44,516,951 100 360 +3
Valid votes 18,668,740 97.1
Invalid/blank votes 547,726 2.9
Total 19,216,466 100
Registered voters/turnout 32,436,283 59.2
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