power is vested in the Parliament,
and exercised through a bicameral National Assembly consisting of
the publicly-elected House of Representatives and the Senate. The
Parliament must approve all legislative matters of national policy,
which then require the King's signature before becoming the law
of the land.
is exercised through the Law Courts with three levels, namely the
Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court.
More infomation about Thailand's judiciary system can be found at the Office
of the Judicial Affairs website.
power is exercised through the Cabinet
headed by the Prime Minister. Essentially, the Royal Thai Government
is composed of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, which
heads 15 major ministries.
ministries are: Office
of the Prime Minister; the Ministry of Finance ; the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs ; the Ministry of Defense; the
Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives; the
Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Transport
and Communications; the Ministry of Commerce; the Ministry of Public
Health; the Ministry of Science,Technology
and Environment ; the
Ministry of University Affairs; the Ministry
of Justice; the Ministry
of Labor and Social Welfare; the Ministry
of Industry; and the largest and most powerful, the Interior
Ministry, under whose auspices come a wide range of responsibilities,
from provincial government to the police department, reaching down
to the villages at the base of the pyramidal government structure.
system of administration is centralized but divided into regional
and provincial administrations. The city of Bangkok has its own
administrative bodies and elects its own governor. Provincial administration
is the responsibility of the Interior Ministry, which appoints a
governor for each of Thailand's 76 provinces. Regional administration
has its own regional electoral system governed by the administrative
For more Information
on the Thai government, please visit www.thaigov.go.th