Liechtenstein general election, 1986

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General elections were held in Liechtenstein on 31 January and 2 February 1986. The result was a victory for the Patriotic Union, which won 8 of the 15 seats in the Landtag. The Progressive Citizens' Party won seven seats, whilst the new Free List narrowly failed to cross the 8% electoral threshold and did not obtain representation.[1] The coalition government of the FBP and the VU continued.

They were the first elections in which women could vote, as until the passing of a referendum in 1984, suffrage had been limited to men.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Patriotic Union 46,793 50.19 8 0
Progressive Citizens' Party 39,853 42.75 7 0
Free List 6,582 7.06 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 64 - - -
Total 11,612 100 15 0
Registered voters/turnout 12,512 93.3
Nohlen & Stöver[2]

Note that the total number of votes is lower than the total for the parties, as each voter has as many votes as there are seats in a constituency, and thus can cast multiple votes.


  1. Liechtenstein Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1181 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7