ElectionGudie

Feb. 3, 2013 Held

15,363
Voted
Liechtenstein

Principality of Liechtenstein

Election for Landtag (Liechtenstein Parliament)

Results

76%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:15,363
Valid Votes:14,684
Invalid Votes:679

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Progressive Citizens' Party 10 - 77,653

40.00%

Patriotic Union 8 - 65,119

33.50%

The Independents 4 - 29,740

15.30%

Free List 3 - 21,603

11.10%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The 25 seats of the Parliament (Landtag)

Description of government structure:

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

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

** The leader of the majority party is usually chosen as Head of Government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Prince is hereditary head of state.
  • Head of Government is appointed by the monarch.
  • In the Parliament (Landtag) 25 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Parties must meet an 8 percent quotient to gain a seat in the Diet.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 36,713 (July 2012 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 19,251 (February 2013 )