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Feb. 5, 2017 Confirmed

Liechtenstein

Principality of Liechtenstein

Election for Landtag (Parliament)

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Principality of Liechtenstein: Parliamentary Election, 5 February

At stake in this election:

  • 25 seats in the Landtag of the Principality of Liechtenstein (Landtag des Fürstentums Liechtenstein)

Description of government structure:

  • Head of State: Prince HANS ADAM II (since 13 November 1989)[1]
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Adrian HASLER (since 27 March 2013)
  • Assembly: Liechtenstein has a unicameral Landtag with 25 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Landtag, 25 members are elected through open-list proportional representation in two multi-seat constituencies system to serve 4-year terms.[2] In order to qualify for representation in the Landtag, a party must obtain at least 8% of the votes cast in the whole country.

Last Election:

  • The last election was held on February 1 and 3, 2013. The 2013 elections were the first in Liechtenstein’s history that four different political parties won seats in the Landtag. The Progressive Citizens’ Party / Fortschrittliche Bürgerpartei in Liechtenstein (FBP) won the most seats in the Landtag with 10, after earning 40% of the votes cast, and have been the governing party since the new Landtag was formed.

Main candidates in the election:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 37,937 (July 2016 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 19,251 (February 2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 19,092 (July 2016 est.)
  • Is Liechtenstein a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Liechtenstein ratified CEDAW: Yes
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (20%)
  • Human Development Index Position: 13
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Liechtenstein a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Liechtenstein ratified CRPD: No
  • Population with a disability: 5,644 (July 2016 est.)

[1] 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.

[2] The Oberland constituency has a magnitude of 15, and the Unterland constituency has a magnitude of 10.