ElectionGudie

June 17, 2011 Held

13,998
Voted
Liechtenstein

Results

71%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:13,998
Valid Votes:13,438
Invalid Votes:560

Provisions

No4,199

31.25

Yes9,239

68.75

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • A referendum to overturn the same-sex registered-partnership law that passed Liechtenstein's Parliament in March.

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

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

*** There are 2 multi-member constituencies and an 8 percent threshold.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • A referendum to overturn the same-sex registered-partnership law that passed Liechtenstein's Parliament in March.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 35,236 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 18,865 (July 2011 aprrox.)