2011 Liechtenstein local elections

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The 2011 Liechtenstein local elections were held on 20 February to elect the municipal councils and the mayors of the eleven municipalities of Liechtenstein.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The municipal councils (German: Gemeinderat) are composed of an even number of councillors plus the mayor (German: Gemeindevorsteher). The number of councillors is determined by population count: 6 or 8 councillors for population 1,500, 8 or 10 councillors for population between 1,500 and 3,000, and 10 or 12 councillors for population over 3,000.

Councillors were elected in single multi-member districts, consisting of the municipality's territory, using an open list proportional representation system. Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. The mayors were elected in a two-round system. If none of the candidates achieved a majority in the first round, a second round would have been held four weeks later, where the candidate with a plurality would be elected as a mayor.[2]

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

Summary of the 20 February 2011 Liechtenstein local elections results
Party Votes Seats Mayors
Votes % +/– Total +/– Total +/–
Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP) 70,317 45.8 –0.5 59 +1 5 –2
Patriotic Union (VU) 70,399 45.9 +1.6 52 ±0 6 +2
Free List (FL) 11,758 7.7 –1.7 6 –1 0 ±0
The Independents (DU) 892 0.6 New 0 New 0 New
Total 153,366 100 117 11
Valid ballots 15,551 94.1
Invalid/blank ballots 919 5.9
Total 16,470 100
Registered voters/turnout 18,802 82.7
Source: Gemeindewahlen

Results by municipality[edit]

Municipality FBP VU FL DU Mayor
% C % C % C % C
Balzers 41.5 6 48.5 6 10.1 1 VU Arthur Brunhart
Eschen 39.2 5 55.5 6 5.2 VU Günther Kranz
Gamprin 48.7 4 51.3 5 VU Donath Oehri
Mauren 57.4 7 31.4 3 11.2 1 FBP Freddy Kaiser
Planken 59.3 4 40.7 3 VU Rainer Beck
Ruggell 50.7 5 49.3 4 FBP Maria Kaiser-Eberle
Schaan 41.0 6 46.9 6 12.1 1 VU Daniel Hilti
Schellenberg 54.8 5 33.7 3 11.5 1 FBP Norman Wohlwend
Triesen 48.9 5 42.7 5 8.5 1 FBP Günter Mahl
Triesenberg 39.6 5 54.0 6 6.4 VU Christoph Beck
Vaduz 50.5 7 41.7 5 7.8 1 FBP Ewald Ospelt

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