House of Representatives of Thailand

House Of Representatives Of Thailand

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The House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Thailand (; ) is the lower house of the National Assembly of Thailand, the legislative branch of the Thai Government. The system of government of Thailand is that of a Constitutional Monarchy and a Parliamentary Democracy. The system of the Thai legislative branch was modeled after the Westminster system. The House of Representatives has 500 Members: 375 Members are democratically elected through single constituency elections, while the other 125 are appointed accordingly through party-list proportional representation. The roles and powers of the House of Representatives have been enshrined in the Constitution of 2007.

History

The House of Representatives was established after the Revolution of 1932, when the Khana Ratsadon (the "People’s Party"), overthrew the absolute monarchy and replaced it with the present system of constitutional monarchy. When King Prajadhipok signed the Temporary Constitution of 1932, he established the first legislative assembly in Thailand, however, it was an entirely royally-appointed chamber. The first session of the People’s Assembly was held on June 28, 1932, in the Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall. From then on, the House existed in various forms until the present form in 2007:

See more at: Constitutions of Thailand

  • 1946- The 1946 constitution established a fully elected House of Representatives.
  • 1952- Establishment of the unicameral National Assembly with 123 members.
  • 1959- The House......
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