|Prime Minister of Liechtenstein|
26 May 1993 –15 December 1993
|Preceded by||Hans Brunhart|
|Succeeded by||Mario Frick|
|Born||14 May 1959|
|Died||9 July 2013 54) (aged|
|Political party||Progressive Citizens' Party|
Markus Büchel (14 May 1959 – 9 July 2013) was a former head of government of Liechtenstein.
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.
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.
Büchel was in office as Prime Minister of Liechtenstein from May to December 1993. He won the elections in 1993 as a candidate for the conservative FBP (Fortschrittliche Bürgerpartei) (Progressive Citizens' Party).
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In 2002, Büchel became Honorary Consul of Russia in Liechtenstein.
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He died in 2013, aged 54. Büchel was survived by his wife, Elena, and his son David.
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