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Liechtenstein

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
05.02.2017
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
02.12.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
28.02.2021
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
25
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
71
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
55
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
16
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
22.54%

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
19,806
Votes Number of people who actually voted
15,408
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
77.79%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP) and its coalition partner Patriotic Union (VU) retained the majority in the 25-member Landtag. The programmes of the major parties include job creation, free trade and open markets, adapting education to the needs of each student and improvements to the health care system.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
4
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
36%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP), Patriotic Union (VU)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP) 9
Patriotic Union (VU) 8
The Independents (DU) 5
Free List (FL) 3
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
22
Number of women elected
3
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
12%
Sources
Parliament (17.02.2017, 03.05.2017) Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Information and Communication Fortschrittliche Bürgerpartei in Liechtenstein Vaterländische Union
Women Directly Elected
3

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
22
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
3
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
9
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
03.05.2017
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Albert Frick (Male)
Political party
Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP)
Date of election
03.05.2018