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Yearbook 2013

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.

2013 Liechtenstein

According to 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.

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