|Prime Minister of the|
Principality of Liechtenstein
|Appointer||Prince of Liechtenstein|
|Inaugural holder||Josef Ospelt|
|Formation||2 March 1921|
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politics and government of
This is a list of the Regierungschef (Heads of Government or Prime Ministers) of Liechtenstein.
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.
The current head of government is Adrian Hasler, since 27 March 2013.
Adrian Hasler is a politician from Liechtenstein and the current Prime Minister of Liechtenstein.
|Took Office||Left Office|
|Friedrich Stellwag |
| Carl von In der Maur |
|4 January 1897||11 December 1913|
|Tenure||Political Affiliation||Elected|| Monarchs of Principality of Liechtenstein |
|Took Office||Left Office|
|1|| Josef Ospelt |
|2 March 1921||4 May 1922||Progressive Citizens' Party||—|| Johann II |
(12 November 1858 – 11 February 1929)
|—|| Alfons Feger |
Acting Prime Minister
|4 May 1922||1 June 1922||Independent||—|
|—|| Felix Gubelmann |
Acting Prime Minister
|1 June 1922||6 June 1922||Independent||—|
|2|| Gustav Schädler |
|6 June 1922||28 June 1928||Christian-Social People's Party|| 1922 |
|—|| Alfred von Liechtenstein |
Acting Prime Minister
|28 June 1928||4 August 1928||Independent||—|
|3|| Josef Hoop |
|4 August 1928||3 September 1945||Progressive Citizens' Party|| 1928 |
| Franz I |
(11 February 1929 – 25 July 1938)
|4|| Alexander Frick |
|3 September 1945||16 July 1962||Progressive Citizens' Party|| 1945 |
| Franz Josef II |
(25 July 1938 – 13 November 1989)
|5|| Gerard Batliner |
|16 July 1962||18 March 1970||Progressive Citizens' Party|| 1962 |
|6|| Alfred Hilbe |
|18 March 1970||27 March 1974||Patriotic Union||1970|
|7|| Walter Kieber |
|27 March 1974||26 April 1978||Progressive Citizens' Party||1974|
|8|| Hans Brunhart |
|26 April 1978||26 May 1993||Patriotic Union|| 1978 |
|9|| Markus Büchel |
|26 May 1993||15 December 1993||Progressive Citizens' Party||1993 (Feb)|| Hans-Adam II |
(13 November 1989 – present)
|10|| Mario Frick |
|15 December 1993||5 April 2001||Patriotic Union|| 1993 (Oct) |
|11|| Otmar Hasler |
|5 April 2001||25 March 2009||Progressive Citizens' Party|| 2001 |
|12|| Klaus Tschütscher |
|25 March 2009||27 March 2013||Patriotic Union||2009|
|13|| Adrian Hasler |
|27 March 2013||Incumbent||Progressive Citizens' Party|| 2013 |
Liechtenstein is a principality governed under a constitutional monarchy. It has a form of mixed constitution in which political power is shared by the monarch and a democratically elected parliament. There is a two-party system and a form of representative democracy in which the prime minister and head of government is responsible to parliament. However the Prince of Liechtenstein is head of state and exercises considerable political powers.
Political identity came to the territory now occupied by the Principality of Liechtenstein in 814, with the formation of the subcountry of Lower Rhætia. Liechtenstein's borders have remained unchanged since 1434, when the Rhine established the border between the Holy Roman Empire and the Swiss cantons.
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.
Hans-Adam II is the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. He is the son of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906–1989) and his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek (1921–1989). He also bears the titles Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, and Count Rietberg. Hans-Adam is the richest monarch in Europe.
Eschen is a municipality in the north of Liechtenstein. It has a population of 4,375, and covers an area of 10.3 square kilometres. It is the fourth-largest town in Liechtenstein by population.
Hans Brunhart is a political figure from Liechtenstein. Brunhart served as the head of government of Liechtenstein from 1978 to 1993.
Klaus Tschütscher is a politician of the Principality of Liechtenstein. He was the twelfth Prime Minister of Liechtenstein from 25 March 2009 until being succeeded in this capacity on 27 March 2013. His Ministries were General Government Affairs, Finance, Family Affairs and Gender equality. Tschütscher belongs to the Patriotic Union-party.
Gerard Batliner was a political figure from Liechtenstein.
The House of Liechtenstein, from which the principality takes its name, is the family which reigns by constitutional, hereditary right over the nation of Liechtenstein. Only dynastic members of the family are eligible to inherit the throne. The dynasty's membership, rights and responsibilities are defined by a law of the family, which is enforced by the reigning Prince and may be altered by vote among the family's dynasts, but which may not be altered by the Government or Parliament of Liechtenstein.
Dr. Alexander Frick was a political figure from Liechtenstein.
According to a 2009 Pew Research Center report, there are an estimated 2,000 Muslims living in Liechtenstein, approximately 4.8% of the general population. In the census of 2010, 5.4% of the population were Muslims; the number rose to 5.9% in the 2015 census. According to Pew Research, this number is projected to remain constant through 2030.
The 2008 Liechtenstein tax affair is a series of tax investigations in numerous countries whose governments suspect that some of their citizens may have evaded tax obligations by using banks and trusts in Liechtenstein; the affair broke open with the biggest complex of investigations ever initiated for tax evasion in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is seen also as an attempt to put pressure on Liechtenstein, one of the remaining uncooperative tax havens, as identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Money Laundering of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, along with Andorra and Monaco, in 2007.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Liechtenstein:
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India–Liechtenstein relations refers to the international relations that exist between India and Liechtenstein. The Embassy of India in Berne, Switzerland is concurrently accredited to Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein maintains an honorary consul general in New Delhi. Under a 1919 agreement between Liechtenstein and Switzerland, ambassadors and diplomatic missions of Switzerland are authorised to represent Liechtenstein in countries and in diplomatic situations unless Liechtenstein opts to send its own ambassador. Switzerland maintains an embassy in New Delhi and a consulate in Mumbai.