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Mario Frick (politician) : biography

May 8, 1965 -

Mario K. Frick (born May 8, 1965) is a former Head of Government (Regierungschef) of Liechtenstein (December 15, 1993 - April 5, 2001) and attorney-at-law. At the time of his election he was the world's youngest Head of Government at 28 years old.

During his tenure as Prime Minister, Liechtenstein entered the European Economic Area after a successful referendum in 1995, and experienced economic growth. However, it also faced problems in its foreign relations, such as a dispute with the Czech Republic begun in 1992 over the confiscation of Prince Hans Adam's estates in 1945, and a 2001 dispute with Germany in the International Court of Justice over royal property confiscated in order to pay war debts.

After the end of his term as Prime Minister, Frick was notably prominent in the political controversy surrounding the constitutional referendum in 2003, whereby it was proposed that the ruling Prince be given wider powers; a number of other measures were also proposed. Frick led the opposition to the proposed changes which, however, were subsequently approved by the electorate.

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