Markus Büchel

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Markus Büchel
Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
In office
26 May 1993 15 December 1993
Monarch Hans-Adam II
Preceded by Hans Brunhart
Succeeded by Mario Frick
Personal details
Born14 May 1959
Died9 July 2013(2013-07-09) (aged 54)
Political party Progressive Citizens' Party

Markus Büchel (14 May 1959 – 9 July 2013) was a former head of government of Liechtenstein. [1]

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 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.


Prime Minister 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).

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.

Later life

In 2002, Büchel became Honorary Consul of Russia in Liechtenstein. [2]

Russia transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.77 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.

He died in 2013, aged 54. Büchel was survived by his wife, Elena, and his son David. [3]

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  1. "Liechtensteiner alt Regierungschef Büchel gestorben | Mein Regionalportal". 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  2. "Jaderný mezisklad v Temelíně "staví" ruský konzul" (in Czech). 17 September 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  3. Todesanzeige der Familie Büchel Liechtensteiner Volksblatt, 10 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013