Liechtenstein's choice

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VADUZ (Reuter) - The parliament of Liechtenstein elected Mario Frick, 28, a lawyer from the centrist Fatherland Union (VU) as head of the government which defeated the right-wing Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP) in elections in October. It appointed two women to its five-member cabinet: Andrea Willi of the VU and Cornelia Gassner of the FBP.

The October elections followed the decision of Prince Hans-Adam II to dissolve parliament over MPs' dismissal of Markus Buechel as head of government.