Thais to go to polls this Sunday

Thais to go to polls this Sunday

 

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BANGKOK, 20 March 2019 (NNT) - Eligible voters in Thailand will go to the polls this Sunday, March 24, 2019, to elect members of the House of Representatives. 

 

There are 51 million eligible voters, out of the population of about 66 million. The previous general election in Thailand took place on July 3, 2011, when the number of eligible voters was 47 million. The period of voting this time is between 8 am and 5 pm. 

 

In all previous elections since 1997, each Thai voter was provided with two ballots - one for voting constituency MP candidates and another for party list MP candidates. This time a mixed-member apportionment system has been adopted, under which a voter votes only once. By choosing a constituency MP candidate, he or she automatically votes for that candidate’s party. 

 

The official results of the election will be announced on May 9, 2019. 

 

The 750-seat National Assembly consists of 500 members of the House of Representatives and 250 senators. Out of the 500 members of the House of Representatives, 350 come from the election on a constituency basis and 150 from party lists of political parties. 

 

The 250 members of the Senate are appointed and selected among persons having the knowledge, expertise, experience, profession, or characteristics or common interests or working or having worked in varied areas of the society. 

 

At least 376 votes are needed in the National Assembly to choose a new prime minister.

 

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