Mario Frick (politician)

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Mario Frick
Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
In office
15 December 1993 – 5 April 2001
Monarch Hans-Adam II
Preceded by Markus Büchel
Succeeded by Otmar Hasler
Personal details
Born (1965-05-08) 8 May 1965 (age 51)
Chur, Switzerland
Political party Patriotic Union

Mario K. Frick (born 8 May 1965) is a former Head of Government (Regierungschef) of Liechtenstein (December 15, 1993 – April 5, 2001) and attorney-at-law.

Prime Minister of Liechtenstein[edit]

At the time of his election in 1993 he was Europe's youngest Head of Government at 28 years old.

During his tenure as Prime Minister, Liechtenstein entered the European Economic Area after a successful referendum in 1995, and experienced economic growth. However, it also faced problems in its foreign relations, such as a dispute with the Czech Republic begun in 1992 over the confiscation of Prince Hans Adam's estates in 1945, and a 2001 dispute with Germany in the International Court of Justice over royal property confiscated in order to pay war debts.

Expanding Princely powers[edit]

After the end of his term as Prime Minister, Frick was notably prominent in the political controversy surrounding the constitutional referendum in 2003, whereby it was proposed that the ruling Prince be given wider powers; a number of other measures were also proposed. Frick led the opposition to the proposed changes which, however, were subsequently approved by the electorate.

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Preceded by
Markus Büchel
Head of Government of Liechtenstein
Succeeded by
Otmar Hasler