Thailand (Kingdom of Thailand) has a Unicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 81 of 500 (16%) seats in the Rathasapha / National Assembly are held by women.
At a glance
Structure of Parliament: Unicameral
Are there legislated quotas...
- For the Single/Lower House? No
- For the Sub-National Level? No
Are there voluntary quotas...
- Adopted by political parties? Yes
Is there additional information?...
Last updated: Feb 4, 2020
Voluntary Political Party Quotas*
|Party||Official name||Details, Quota provisions|
|Democrat Party||Pak Prachatipat [DP]||The Democrat Party has a target of 30 percent women candidates for election|
* Only political parties represented in parliament are included. When a country has legislated quotas in place, only political parties that have voluntary quotas that exceed the percentage/number of the national quota legislation are presented in this table.
Thailand adopted a new constitution in 2017, which including a paragraph on the requirements for political parties candidate lists to include women on equal terms as men (IPU 2019).
In the preparation of a list of candidates under paragraph two, the members of the political party shall be allowed to participate in the deliberations, and regard shall be had to the candidates for election from different regions and equality between men and women (Article 90, Constitution 2017).
- Thailand Government, Public Relations Department, ‘Elected Women in National Politics’,