Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy which runs on a democratic and parliamentary basis. Even if the actual word “culture” does not appear in the Constitution, the state’s cultural mandate can be deduced in Article 14 stipulating the duty “to promote the overall welfare of the People”, as well as in Articles 15 and 16, which refer to the particular attention to be paid to education and schooling. The cultural mandate is also indicated by the general rights of individuals: freedom of belief and conscience, free expression of opinion and ideas, free association and assembly. Liechtenstein is also a principality with strongly developed direct democratic rights.
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