History

The history of the discussion about the Liechtenstein constitution between 1992 and 2006

1992
The interpretation of single terms within the constitution leads to the first conflict between the Prince and the government.

1993
The Prince calls for renewal of the constitution.

1994
The first constitutional proposals by the Prince are met with rejection.

1995
The Prince banned the critic Dr. Herbert Wille from any political position or as judical position.

1996
The parliamentary constitutional commission created a proposal.

1997
The Prince wants to enforce his constitutional proposal in opposition to that of the constitutional commission.

1998
The Prince rejects the constitutional proposal made by the parliamentary constitutional commission.

1999
The Prince presents his own constitutional proposal against the proposal made by the constitutional commission.

2000
The Prince postpones the discussion over a new constitution due to major divergences of opinion.

2001
The Prince and the newly elected government present a 'new' constitutional proposal.

2002
The constitutional proposal made by the Prince was not approved by the parliament. The Prince launched a constitutional referendum. More than 200 citizens also launched a constitutional referendum.

2003
After an intensive and bitter campaign the constitutional proposal made by the Prince was accepted by 64.1% of the citizens.

2004
The European Council launched a dialogue with Liechtenstein over its political practise under the new constitution. The democratic movements were able to force Liechtenstein to be allowed in the dialogue.

2005
The dialog meetings with the european council took place. The leading organisation "Dachverband Liechtensteinische Demokratiebewegung" was founded.

2006
The final report of the European Council concludes that a shift of power between the Prince and the People took place which strengthened the power of the Prince contrary to the trend in Europe to increase the power of the people and its representatives.

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