Adrian Hasler

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Adrian Hasler
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Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
Assumed office
27 March 2013
Monarch Hans-Adam II
Alois (regent)
Deputy Thomas Zwiefelhofer
Preceded by Klaus Tschütscher
Personal details
Born (1964-02-11) 11 February 1964 (age 54)
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Political party Progressive Citizens' Party
Spouse(s)Gudrun Hasler
Children2
Alma mater University of St. Gallen

Adrian Hasler (born 11 February 1964) is a politician from Liechtenstein and the current Prime Minister of Liechtenstein.

Liechtenstein principality in western-central Europe

Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a doubly landlocked German-speaking microstate in Alpine Central Europe. The principality is a constitutional monarchy headed by the Prince of Liechtenstein.

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Hasler is a trained economist and was head of the Liechtenstein National Police Force. Adrian Hasler is married to Gudrun Hasler, and they have two sons, Pascal and Luis.

Earlier career

Adrian Hasler got his Matura , the general qualification for university entrance, in 1984 at the Liechtenstein secondary school in Vaduz. Subsequently, he started studying business administration with an area of expertise in finance and accounting at the University of St. Gallen, where he graduated in 1991. After that he was head of controlling in the business division Thin Films of Balzers AG. From 1996 until 2004 he was head of Group Finance and deputy-director of the Verwaltungs- und Privat-Bank in Vaduz.

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Matura or its translated terms is a Latin name for the secondary school exit exam or "maturity diploma" in various countries, including Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Vaduz Municipality in Oberland, Liechtenstein

Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein and also the seat of the national parliament. The town, which is located along the Rhine River, has 5,450 residents.

The University of St. Gallen is a research university located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1898, it specialises in the fields of business administration, economics, law, and international affairs. The University of St. Gallen is also known as HSG, which is an abbreviation of its former German name Handels-Hochschule St. Gallen. In the fall of 2016, the University of St. Gallen had 8,337 students, of which 3,097 were master's students and 675 were doctoral students. According to international rankings the University of St. Gallen is considered to be among the leading business schools globally.

He was elected in 2001 as a Member of Parliament for the Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP). In March 2004, he resigned to become the new chief of the National police of Liechtenstein. On 1 April 2004 he therefore replaced the interim police chief Martin Meyer. Marco Ospelt succeeded him as a Member of Parliament.

Landtag of Liechtenstein legislature of Liechtenstein

The Landtag of the Principality of Liechtenstein, commonly referred to as the Landtag of Liechtenstein, is the legislative branch of the government of Liechtenstein. It has 25 members, elected for a four-year term by open list proportional representation from two constituencies, Oberland with 15 seats and Unterland with 10 seats. The electoral threshold is 8%.

Progressive Citizens Party political party

The Progressive Citizens' Party is a national-conservative political party in Liechtenstein. The FBP is one of the two major political parties in Liechtenstein, along with the Christian-democratic Patriotic Union. Founded in 1918 along with the now-defunct Christian-Social People's Party, it is the oldest extant party in Liechtenstein.

In 2012, he was selected as the FBP candidate for Prime Minister for the parliamentary elections in 2013. The party won the election.

Prime Minister of Liechtenstein

Hasler became Prime Minister of Liechtenstein on March 27, 2013. As Prime Minister he is not only head of government of Liechtenstein, but also Minister for General Government Affairs and Finance.

Head of government is a generic term used for either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, who often presides over a cabinet, a group of ministers or secretaries who lead executive departments. The term "head of government" is often differentiated from the term "head of state", as they may be separate positions, individuals, or roles depending on the country.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Klaus Tschütscher
Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
2013–present
Incumbent

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