ElectionGudie

July 1, 2012 Held

15,807
Voted
Liechtenstein

Results

97%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:15,807
Valid Votes:15,283
Invalid Votes:524

Provisions

No11,681

76.43

Yes3,602

23.57

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Whether a referendum is sufficient to ratify legislation when the Prince has vetoed it. Whether to eliminate provision for pocket vetoes by the Prince.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Prince HANS ADAM II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Klaus TSCHUETSCHER **
  • 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.

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

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

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Whether a referendum is sufficient to ratify legislation when the Prince has vetoed it. Whether to eliminate provision for pocket vetoes by the Prince.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 36,713 (July 2012 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 15,812 (July 2012 )