List of political parties in Thailand

This list of political parties in Thailand names current and disbanded Thai political parties.

Political parties

Currently represented in parliament

Party Abbr. Leader MPs
Opposition
Pheu Thai Party
พรรคเพื่อไทย
PTP
พท
Chonlanan Srikaew
131 / 500
Move Forward Party
พรรคก้าวไกล
MFP
กก
Pita Limjaroenrat
52 / 500
Thai Liberal Party
พรรคเสรีรวมไทย
TLP
สร
Seripisut Temiyavet
10 / 500
Prachachart Party
พรรคประชาชาติ
Wan Muhamad Noor Matha
7 / 500
Puea Chat Party
พรรคเพื่อชาติ
PCP
พพช
Sarunwut Sarunket
6 / 500
Thai People Power Party
พรรคพลังปวงชนไทย
PLPT
พลท
Nikhom Bunwiset
1 / 500
Thai Civilized Party
พรรคไทยศรีวิไลย์
TCL
ทศล
Mongkolkit Suksintharanon
1 / 500
Government
Palang Pracharath Party
พรรคพลังประชารัฐ
PPRP
พปชร
Prawit Wongsuwan
94 / 500
Bhumjaithai Party
พรรคภูมิใจไทย
BJT
ภท
Anutin Charnvirakul
59 / 500
Democrat Party
พรรคประชาธิปัตย์
DEM
ปชป
Jurin Laksanawisit
51 / 500
Chartthaipattana Party
พรรคชาติไทยพัฒนา
Kanchana Silpa-archa
12 / 500
Action Coalition for Thailand
พรรครวมพลังประชาชาติไทย
ACT
รปช
Anek Laothamatas
5 / 500
New Economics Party
พรรคเศรษฐกิจใหม่
NEP
ศม
Manoon Sivapiromrat
6 / 500
Thai Local Power Party
พรรคพลังท้องถิ่นไท
TLP
พทท
Chatchawal Kong-udom
5 / 500
Chart Pattana Party
พรรคชาติพัฒนา
Thewan Liptaphallop
4 / 500
Thai Forest Conservation Party
พรรครักษ์ผืนป่าประเทศไทย
FCP
รป
Suchin Pianthong
2 / 500
Thai Nation Power Party
พรรคพลังชาติไทย
Vacant
1 / 500
People Progressive Party
พรรคประชาภิวัฒน์
PRA
ปชภ
Somkiat Sornlam
1 / 500
Palang Thai Rak Thai Party
พรรคพลังไทยรักไทย
พ.ชต.ท. Khatathep Techadetrueangkun
1 / 500
Thai Teachers for People Party
พรรคครูไทยเพื่อประชาชน
Prida Bunphloeng
1 / 500
Thai Citizens Power Party
พรรคพลเมืองไทย
พลท Samphan Lertnuwat
1 / 500
New Democracy Party
พรรคประชาธิปไตยใหม่
ปธม Surathin Phichan
1 / 500
New Palangdharma Party
พรรคพลังธรรมใหม่
NPD
พธม
Rawi Matchamadon
1 / 500
Thairaktham Party
พรรคไทรักธรรม
TT
ทธ
Phirawit Ruengluedolaphak
1 / 500
Independent
Thai Economy Party
พรรคเศรษฐกิจไทย
TE
ศท
Thamanat Prompow
18 / 500

Parties not represented in parliament

New political parties founded after the 2014 military coup

Defunct parties

  • Khana Ratsadon (existed from 1927 to the 1940s) – first political party in Thailand
  • Liberal Democratic Party (disbanded in 1958)
  • Socialist Party of Thailand (most members joined the communists in 1976 and the party was disbanded)
  • Social Justice Party
  • Justice Unity Party
  • Palang Dharma Party (disbanded in 1996)
  • Both of the following parties merged into Thais United National Development Party (Phak Ruam Jai Thai Chat Pattana) in 2007:
    • National Development Party (Phak Chat Pattana; founded in 1992)
    • Thais United (Ruam Jai Thai; founded in 2007)
  • New Force Party (disbanded in 1988)
  • Thai Pen Thai Party (Thais are Free Party) (disbanded in 2016)
  • Social Action Party (disbanded in 2018)
  • Thai Social Democratic Party

Banned or dissolved parties

Parties dissolved by the Constitutional Court of Thailand and barred from political activity:

See also

References

  1. "FFP dissolved, executives banned for 10 years". Bangkok Post. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  2. Gunia, Amy (21 February 2020). "A Thai Opposition Party That Pushed for Democratic Reform Has Just Been Disbanded". Time. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  3. Ratcliffe, Rebecca (21 February 2020). "Thai court dissolves opposition party Future Forward". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  4. Promchertchoo, Pichayada (21 February 2020). "Thai court dissolves anti-military Future Forward Party over election loan". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
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