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There has been a written constitution in the Principality of Liechtenstein since 5 October 1921. It was granted by Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and established the rule of parliamentary democracy mixed with that of constitutional monarchy. It has twelve chapters covering the following:

  • Chapter I. The Principality
  • Chapter II. The Reigning Prince
  • Chapter III. Responsibilities of the State
  • Chapter IV. General Rights and Obligations of Liechtenstein Citizens
  • Chapter V. The Parliament
  • Chapter VI. The National Committee
  • Chapter VII. The Government
  • Chapter VIII. The Courts
    • A. General Provisions
    • B. The Ordinary Courts
    • C. The Administrative Court
    • D. The Constitutional Court
  • Chapter IX. Administrative Bodies and Civil Servants
  • Chapter X. The Municipalities
  • Chapter XI. Constitutional Amendments and Interpretation
  • Chapter XII. Final Clauses

Changes of 2003

In a recent referendum in 2003 the Prince received powers such as "The Reigning Prince shall represent the State in all its relations with foreign countries, without prejudice to the requisite participation of the responsible Government", or perhaps more importantly article 9 which states that: "Every law shall require the sanction of the Reigning Prince to attain legal force". As well as this the Prince may in the case of a national emergency "take the necessary measures for the security and welfare of the State".

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