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    Liechtenstein Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Principality of Liechtenstein
      conventional short form: Liechtenstein
      local long form: Fuerstentum Liechtenstein
      local short form: Liechtenstein

      Government type:
      hereditary constitutional monarchy on a democratic and parliamentary basis

      Capital:
      Vaduz

      Administrative divisions:
      11 communes (Gemeinden, singular - Gemeinde); Balzers, Eschen, Gamprin, Mauren, Planken, Ruggell, Schaan, Schellenberg, Triesen, Triesenberg, Vaduz

      Independence:
      23 January 1719 (Principality of Liechtenstein established); 12 July 1806 (independence from the Holy Roman Empire)

      National holiday:
      Assumption Day, 15 August

      Constitution:
      5 October 1921

      Legal system:
      local civil and penal codes; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Prince HANS ADAM II (since 13 November 1989, assumed executive powers 26 August 1984); Heir Apparent Prince ALOIS, son of the monarch (born 11 June 1968); note - on 15 August 2004, HANS ADAM transferred the official duties of the ruling prince to ALOIS, but HANS ADAM retains status of chief of state
      head of government: Head of Government Ottmar HASLER (since 5 April 2001) and Deputy Head of Government Rita KIEBER-BECK (since 5 April 2001)
      cabinet: Cabinet elected by the Parliament, confirmed by the monarch
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party in the Landtag is usually appointed the head of government by the monarch and the leader of the largest minority party in the Landtag is usually appointed the deputy head of government by the monarch

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Parliament or Landtag (25 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote under proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 11 and 13 March 2005 (next to be held by NA 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - FBP 48.7%, VU 38.2%, FL 13%; seats by party - FBP 12, VU 10, FL 3

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Oberster Gerichtshof; Court of Appeal or Obergericht

      Political parties and leaders:
      Patriotic Union (was Fatherland Union) or VU [Heinz FROMMELT]; Progressive Citizens' Party or FBP [Johannes MATT]; The Free List or FL [Dr. Pepo FRICK, Elisabeth TELLENBACH-FRICK, Adolf RITTER]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      CE, EBRD, EFTA, IAEA, ICCt, ICRM, IFRCS, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ITU, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UPU, WCL, WIPO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Claudia FRITSCHE
      chancery: 888 17th Street NW, Suite 1250, Washington, DC 20006
      telephone: [1] (202) 331-0590
      FAX: [1] (202) 331-3221

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Liechtenstein, but the US Ambassador to Switzerland is also accredited to Liechtenstein

      Flag description:
      two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a gold crown on the hoist side of the blue band


      NOTE: The information regarding Liechtenstein on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liechtenstein Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liechtenstein Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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