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    Liechtenstein Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: Principality of Liechtenstein
      conventional short form: Liechtenstein
      local long form: Fuerstentum Liechtenstein
      local short form: Liechtenstein

      C�digo: LS

      Tipo de Gobierno: hereditary constitutional monarchy

      Capital: Vaduz

      Divisiones Administrativas: 11 communes (Gemeinden, singular - Gemeinde); Balzers, Eschen, Gamprin, Mauren, Planken, Ruggell, Schaan, Schellenberg, Triesen, Triesenberg, Vaduz

      Independencia: 23 January 1719 Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein established; 12 July 1806 established independence from the Holy Roman Empire

      Feriado Nacional: Assumption Day, 15 August

      Constituci�n: 5 October 1921

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

      Sufragio: 20 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Prince HANS ADAM II (since 13 November 1989, assumed executive powers 26 August 1984); Heir Apparent Prince ALOIS von und zu Liechtenstein, son of the monarch (born 11 June 1968)
      head of government: Head of Government Mario FRICK (since 15 December 1993) and Deputy Head of Government Michael RITTER (since 2 February 1997)
      cabinet: Cabinet elected by the Diet; confirmed by the monarch
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party in the Diet is usually appointed the head of government by the monarch and the leader of the largest minority party in the Diet is usually appointed the deputy head of government by the monarch

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral Diet or Landtag (25 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote under proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held on 2 February 1997 (next to be held by NA 2001)
      election results: percent of vote by party - VU 50.1%, FBPL 41.3%, FL 8.5%; seats by party - VU 13, FBPL 10, FL 2

      Rama Judicial: Supreme Court or Oberster Gerichtshof; Superior Court or Obergericht

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: Fatherland Union or VU [Dr. Oswald KRANZ]; Progressive Citizens' Party or FBPL [Norbert SEEGER]; The Free List or FL [Christel HILTI, Hansjorg HILTI, Helen MARXER, Hugo RISCH, Margrit WILLE]

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: CE, EBRD, ECE, EFTA, IAEA, ICRM, IFRCS, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, ITU, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UPU, WCL, WIPO, WTrO

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU: Liechtenstein does not have an embassy in the US, but is represented by the Swiss embassy in routine diplomatic matters

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU: the US does not have an embassy in Liechtenstein, but the US Ambassador to Switzerland is also accredited to Liechtenstein

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a gold crown on the hoist side of the blue band

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