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    Liechtenstein Government - 1990

      Long-form name: Principality of Liechtenstein

      Type: hereditary constitutional monarchy

      Capital: Vaduz

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

      Independence: 23 January 1719, Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein established

      Constitution: 5 October 1921

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

      National holiday: St. Joseph's Day, 19 March

      Executive branch: reigning prince, hereditary prince, prime minister, deputy prime minister

      Legislative branch: unicameral Diet (Landtag)

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof) for criminal cases and Superior Court (Obergericht) for civil cases

      Leaders: Chief of State--Prince HANS ADAM von und zu Liechtenstein (since 13 November 1989; assumed executive powers 26 August 1984); Head of Government--Prime Minister Hans BRUNHART (since 26 April 1978); Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Herbert WILLE (since 2 February 1986)

      Political parties and leaders: Fatherland Union (VU), Dr. Otto Hasler; Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP), Dr. Herbert Batliner; Christian Social Party, Fritz Kaiser

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Diet--last held on 5 March 1989 (next to be held by March 1993); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(25 total) VU 13, FBP 12

      Communists: none

      Member of: Council of Europe, EFTA, IAEA, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, ITU, UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNICEF, UPU, WIPO; considering UN membership; has consultative status in the EC

      Diplomatic representation: in routine diplomatic matters, Liechtenstein is represented in the US by the Swiss Embassy; US--the US has no diplomatic or consular mission in Liechtenstein, but the US Consul General at Zurich (Switzerland) has consular accreditation at Vaduz

      Flag: 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 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liechtenstein Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liechtenstein Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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