ElectionGudie

March 11, 2005 Held

15,070
Voted
Liechtenstein

Principality of Liechtenstein

Election for Landtag (Liechtenstein Parliament)

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:15,070
Valid Votes:14,663
Invalid Votes:315

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Progressive Citizens' Party 12 - 94,547

48.74%

Patriotic Union 10 - 74,162

38.23%

Free List 3 - 25,286

13.03%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 25 seats in the Parliament (Landtag)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Prince HANS ADAM II *
  • Head of Government: Head of Government Ottmar HASLER
  • Assembly: Liechtenstein has a unicameral Parliament (Landtag) with 25 seats.

* On August 15, 2004, Prince HANS ADAM II transferred the official duties to the Hereditary Prince ALOIS, but Prince HANS ADAM II retains his title of Head of State.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Prince is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Parliament (Landtag) 25 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Progressive Citizens' Party / (FBP)
    • Leader: Johannes MATT
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Patriotic Union / (VU)**
    • Leader: Heinz FROMMELT
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Free List / (FL)
    • Leader: Dr. Pepo FRICK,Elisabeth TELLENBACK-FRICK, Adolf RITTER
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 1

** The Patriotic Union was formerly known as the Fatherland Union.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary elections were held on February 9 and 11, 2001.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 34,294 (July 2004 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 17,428 (March 2005 )