Liechtenstein. When elections to Parliament, Lantdag,
were held in February, both the two dominant parties backed
down. The former largest party of the Fosterlands Union (VU)
received eight seats, while ten went to the Progressive
Citizens' Party (FBP). Both parties are conservative and
usually change seats as the largest party.
Countryaah, the Environmental Party The Free List increased to three
terms, while the newly formed The Independent trumped four
seats after successfully criticizing the old parties. It was
the first time that four parties were in Lantdag.
As usual, FBP and VU formed a coalition government, with
FBP's Adrian Hasler as the new prime minister.
As a result of long-standing international pressure, the
government promised in November to ease banking secrecy and
make it harder for foreigners to hide money in accounts in
the country to avoid tax.