Liechtenstein - Political parties

Party descriptions and CMP left-right scores
Party Type Average
VU Christian Democratic/Conservative
FBP Christian Democratic/Conservative
FL -

The table shows the periodical scores on left-right position as given in the Comparative Manifesto Project (Volkens, Andrea, et.al., 2010). The scores range from -100 (left) to +100 (right).

Type: Tentative grouping of political parties and alliances based on information provided in the Comparative Manifesto Project and from party descriptions in Europa World Yearbook, Encyclopædia Britannica and in election reports from the European Journal of Political Research and/or Electoral Studies.

VU - The Fatherland Union - (Vaterländische Union)

Founded in 1936 by merger of the People’s Party (f. 1918) and the Heimatdienst movement. VU is a monarchist, centre-right conservative party based on christian principles. The party emphasizes the need for good relations to its neighbour countries.

FBP - Progressive Citizens' Party - (Fortschrittliche Bürgerpartei)

Founded in 1918. A conservative party and strong supporter of the monarchy. Advocates Christian values.

FL - Free List - (Freie Liste)

Describes itself as a social democratic and ecologist opposition party. FL testifies to support equal rights between the sexes, social justice, democracy and solidarity with the Third World.

Sources:

Political Organizations (Liechtenstein), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Bergen. Retrieved October 2009 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/li.dir.21