Senate of Thailand

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Senate
วุฒิสภา
Wutthisapha
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Pornpetch Wichitcholchai
Since 24 May 2019
Structure
Seats250
12th Senate of Thailand.svg
Political groups
     Military (90)
     Police (14)
     Civilian (146)
Elections
Last election
2 March 2008
2 February 2014 (Nullified)
Meeting place
Sappaya-Sapasathan
Website
www.senate.go.th

The Senate (Thai: วุฒิสภา, RTGS: Wutthisapha, IPA: [wút.tʰí.sà.pʰaː]; formerly known as Thai: พฤฒสภา, RTGS: Phruetthasapha, IPA: [pʰrɯ́t.tʰá.sà.pʰaː]) is the upper house of the National Assembly of Thailand, (Thailand's legislative branch). The Senate is a non-partisan legislative chamber, composed of 250 members. All 250 Senators are appointed by the Royal Thai Military. The Senate operates under fixed terms of six years.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kendall, Dave (2019-01-28). "Explainer: The appointed Senate". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  2. "A guide to Thailand's post-coup election". 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2019-09-30.