At stake in this election:
- 25 seats in the Diet (Landtag)
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Prince HANS ADAM II *
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Otmar HASLER
- Assembly: Liechtenstein has a unicameral Diet (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 Diet (Landtag) 25 members are elected by party-list system with proportional distribution of seats to serve 4-year terms.
Main parties in the electoral race:
- Party: Patriotic Union / Vaterländische Union (VU)*
Leader: Adolf HEEB
Seats won in this election: 13
Seats won in last election: 10
- Party: Progressive Citizens' Party / Fortschrittliche Bürgerpartei in Liechtenstein (FBP)
Leader: Marcus VOGT
Seats won in this election: 11
Seats won in last election: 12
- Party: Free List / Freie Liste (FL)
Leader: Claudia HEEB-FLECK, Egon MATT
Seats won in this election: 1
Seats won in last election: 3
* The Patriotic Union was formerly known as the Fatherland Union.
Last Parliamentary election:
- The last election was held on March 10 and 13, 2005, in which the Progressive Citizens' Party won the largest bloc of seats in the Diet.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 34,761 (July 2009 est.)
- Registered Voters: 18,493 (February 2009 )