Liechtenstein general election, 1939

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General elections were held in Liechtenstein on 4 April 1939.[1] Although a new system of proportional representation had been introduced to pacify voters at a time when the country was under threat from neighbouring Nazi Germany,[2] they became known as the "silent elections" as no ballots were used, as agreed by the two parties in coalition, the Progressive Citizens' Party and Patriotic Union.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Progressive Citizens' Party 8 –3
Patriotic Union 7 +3
Total valid votes 15 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1164 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1159
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p1179