Grand and General Council

Grand and General Council
Consiglio Grande e Generale
Coat of arms or logo
Marino Riccardi (PSD)
Fabio Berardi (PDCS)
Since 1 October 2016
Seats 60
Current Structure of the Sammarinese Parliament
Political groups

Government (35)

Opposition (25)

Last election
20 November 2016
Meeting place
Palazzo Pubblico
San Marino, San Marino
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The Grand and General Council (Italian: Consiglio Grande e Generale) is the parliament of San Marino. The council has 60 members elected for a five-year term.

The country's electoral law is based on the electoral system of Italian municipalities. Between 1945 and 2007, San Marino used proportional representation. A majority of at least 35 seats is given to the winning coalition of parties which receives an absolute majority of votes at the first or the eventual second round of elections. Within single coalitions, seats are divided between the parties using a D'Hondt system. A 3.5% threshold exists, together with guarantees for female candidates.

The Council appoints from among its members the Congress of State, which is the executive branch of the government, and the Captains Regents, who serve as the heads of state.

The Council is the equivalent of the Roman Senate during the Roman Republic.

Latest elections

Summary of the November 11, 2012, Grand and General Council of San Marino election results.

Coalition Party Votes Seats
# % # +/–
San Marino Common Good PDCS - We Sammarinese 5,828 29.47 21
Party of Socialists and Democrats 2,832 14.32 10
Popular Alliance 1,319 6.67 4 –3
Direct votes to the coalition490.25
Agreement for the Country Socialist Party 2,393 12.10 7 New
Union for the Republic 1,651 8.35 5 New
Sammarinese Moderates 340 1.72 0 –2
Direct votes to the coalition 23 0.12
Active Citizenship United Left 1,808 9.14 5 0
Civic 10 1,325 6.70 4 New
Direct votes to the coalition 46 0.23
RETE Movement 1,244 6.29 4 New
For San Marino 556 2.81 0 New
San Marino 3.0 364 1.84 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,360
Total 21,138 100 60 0
Registered voters/turnout 33,106 63.85
Source: San Marino State Secretary of Internal Affairs

See also

Coordinates: 43°56′12″N 12°26′47″E / 43.93667°N 12.44639°E / 43.93667; 12.44639

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