Key Figures

Chief of State:
Prince Hans Adam II
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Adrian Hasler

Overview

Government Name:
Principality of Liechtenstein
Constitution:
Adopted: 1921; Established the rule of parliamentary democracy mixed with a constitutional monarchy and also provides for referendums on decisions of the Landtag.
Government Type:
Hereditary Constitutional Monarchy
Principality of Liechtenstein Flag
Coat of Arms of Principality of Liechtenstein

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Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

The prince has the power to veto any legislation and dissolve parliament. He also nominates the government, district and high court judges, judges of the Supreme Court, and the presidents and their deputies of the Constitutional Court and of the Administrative Court of Appeal. The prime minister keeps the prince-regent informed about government affairs. All laws, decrees, and sovereign resolutions enter into force or become valid only once they have been signed by the prime minister.

Monarchy is hereditary. Following legislative elections, the leader of the majoirty party in the Landtag is usually appointed the head of government by the monarch.

4 years

Judicial

Supreme Court has the highest authority in civil and criminal matters. Constitutional Court represents the first instance in civil and criminal matters and is also a juvenile court.

Judges of both courts elected by the Landtag and appointed by the monarch.

4 years

Legislative

Landtag discusses and adopts resolutions on constitutional proposals and drafts government bills. Has the additional duties of giving its assent to important international treaties, and elects members of government.

25 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system.

4 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/