Pornthip Lohveera Chanrattanapreeda announced to the Senate on Friday morning that she is resigning as second deputy speaker, effective from April 6.
Mrs Pornthip said her resignation was keeping her promise that she would serve as deputy speaker for only two years.
Some senators asked her to review the decision, sayng she had shown good spirit, but Mrs Pornthip refused. She said she wanted to open way for other senators to take up the job.
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