List of heads of government of Liechtenstein

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Prime Minister of the
Principality of Liechtenstein
Regierungschef
Logo GOV Liechtenstein.svg
Daniel Risch 01.jpg
Incumbent
Daniel Risch

since 25 March 2021
Government of Liechtenstein
Member ofLandtag
the Cabinet
AppointerPrince of Liechtenstein
Term lengthFour years,
renewable
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Liechtenstein
Formation2 March 1921
First holderJosef Ospelt
DeputyDeputy prime minister
Salary254,000 Swiss francs annually[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The office of Prime Minister of Liechtenstein is the highest and head of the government of Liechtenstein. They are elected every four years. The first Prime Minister of Liechtenstein was Josef Ospelt. The current Prime Minister is Daniel Risch.

Head of government[change | change source]

Provincial administrator (1861–1921)[change | change source]

The Landesverweser (transl. Provincial administrator) was the title of the head of government from 1861 to 1921.[2]

No. Portrait Name
(born-died)
Term of office Political Party Monarch
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Karl Freiherr Haus von Hausen
(1823–1889)
April 1861 23 September 1884 23 years, 5 months Independent Johann II
2 Carl von In Der Maur.jpg Carl von In der Maur
(1852–1913)
23 September 1884 5 September 1892 7 years, 348 days Independent
3 Friedrich Stellwag von Carion
(1852–1896)
5 September 1892 24 October 1896 4 years, 49 days Independent
(2) Carl von In Der Maur.jpg Carl von In der Maur
(1852–1913)
4 January 1897 11 December 1913 † 16 years, 341 days Independent
4 Leopold Freiherr von Imhof
(1869–1922)
1 April 1914 13 November 1918 4 years, 226 days Independent
Martin Ritter
Chairman of the Provisional Executive Committee
(1869–1922)
7 November 1918 7 December 1918 30 days Christian-Social People's Party
5 Hochzeit von Elisabeth Fürstin von Urach Gräfin von Württemberg und Prinz Karl Aloys von und zu Liechtenstein.jpg Prince Karl Aloys of Liechtenstein
(1878–1955)
13 December 1918 15 September 1920 1 year, 277 days Independent
6 Josef Peer [de]
(1864–1925)
15 September 1920 23 March 1921 189 days Independent

Prime Minister (1921–present)[change | change source]

The Regierungschef (lit.'head of government') is the current title for the head of government.[2]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political party Monarch
(Reign)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Josef Ospelt
(1881–1962)
2 March 1921 4 May 1922 1 year, 63 days Progressive Citizens' Party Johann II
JohannesII.jpg

(1858–1929)
Alfons Feger
(1856–1933)
Acting
4 May 1922 1 June 1922 28 days Independent
Felix Gubelmann
(1880–1929)
Acting
1 June 1922 6 June 1922 5 days Independent
2 Gustav Schädler
(1883–1961)
1922
1926 (Jan)
1926 (Apr)
6 June 1922 28 June 1928 6 years, 22 days Christian-Social People's Party
Prince Alfred Roman of Liechtenstein
(1875–1930)
Acting
28 June 1928 4 August 1928 37 days Independent
3 Josef Hoop
(1895–1959)
1928
1930
1932
1936
1939
4 August 1928 3 September 1945 17 years, 30 days Progressive Citizens' Party Franz I
Franz I von Liechtenstein.jpg

(1929–1938)
4 Alexander Frick
(1910–1991)
1945
1949
1953 (Feb)
1953 (Jun)
1957
1958
3 September 1945 16 July 1962 16 years, 316 days Progressive Citizens' Party Franz Josef II
Fürst Franz Josef II..jpg

(1938–1989)
5 Gerard Batliner
(1928–2008)
1962
1966
16 July 1962 18 March 1970 7 years, 245 days Progressive Citizens' Party
6 Alfred Hilbe
(1928–2011)
1970 18 March 1970 27 March 1974 4 years, 9 days Patriotic Union
7 Walter Kieber
(1931–2014)
1974 27 March 1974 26 April 1978 4 years, 30 days Progressive Citizens' Party
8 Hans Brunhart
(born 1945)
1978
1982
1986
1989
26 April 1978 26 May 1993 15 years, 30 days Patriotic Union
9 Markus Büchel
(1959–2013)
1993 (Feb) 26 May 1993 15 December 1993 203 days Progressive Citizens' Party Hans-Adam II
Fürst Hans-Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein (cropped).jpg

(1989–present)
10 Mario Frick
(born 1965)
1993 (Oct)
1997
15 December 1993 5 April 2001 7 years, 111 days Patriotic Union
11 Otmar Hasler
(born 1953)
2001
2005
5 April 2001 25 March 2009 7 years, 354 days Progressive Citizens' Party
12 Klaus Tschütscher
(born 1967)
2009 25 March 2009 27 March 2013 4 years, 2 days Patriotic Union
13 Adrian Hasler
(born 1964)
2013
2017
27 March 2013 25 March 2021 7 years, 363 days Progressive Citizens' Party
14 Daniel Risch
(born 1978)
2021 25 March 2021 Incumbent 238 days Patriotic Union

References[change | change source]

  1. www.20min.ch, www 20minuten ch, 20 Minuten, 20 Min. "Bundesrätin Sommaruga verdient mehr als Obama". 20 Minuten.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mitglieder der Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein 1862-2021". www.regierung.li.

Other websites[change | change source]