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General elections were held in San Marino on 20 November 2016 and 4 December 2016.[1] The San Marino First alliance received a plurality of the popular vote, but fell short of a majority in the Grand and General Council, initially being allocated 25 seats.[2] As no single bloc had won a majority of seats, a runoff was held on 4 December 2016 between the top two coalitions, San Marino First and Adesso.sm, to determine the winner of the majority prize.[3] The second round saw Adesso.sm win with 58% of the vote, resulting in seats being reallocated and the winning alliance receiving 35 seats.[4]


← 2012 20 November 2016 (first round)
4 December 2016 (second round)
2021 →

All 60 seats to the Grand and General Council
31 seats needed for a majority
 
Alliance Adesso.sm San Marino First
Seats won 35 16
Seat change Increase 21 Decrease 22
Popular vote 9,482 6,889
Percentage 57.9% 42.1%

Electoral systemEdit

The 60 members of the Grand and General Council were elected by proportional representation, with seats allocated using the d'Hondt method. The electoral threshold is calculated by multiplying the number of parties running in the elections by 0.4, with a maximum possible threshold of 3.5%.[5]

If no single bloc obtained an absolute majority, a runoff election would be held between the two most popular coalitions, of which the winner will obtain a majority prize – a seat bonus ensuring a majority.[6]

ResultsEdit

Coalition Party First round Second round
Votes % Seats[a] Votes % Seats[b] +/–
San Marino First Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party 4,752 24.46 16 6,889 42.08 10 –11
Socialist Party 1,496 7.70 5 3 –4
Party of Socialists and Democrats 1,392 7.17 4 3 –7
Sammarinese (NSSsC) 414 2.13 0 0
Direct coalition votes 44 0.23 0 0
Total 8,098 41.68 25 16 –22
Adesso.sm Democratic Socialist Left (SUPRLabDem) 2,352 12.11 8 9,482 57.92 14 +9
Future Republic (APUR) 1,865 9.60 6 11 +6
Civic 10 1,800 9.27 6 10 +6
Direct coalition votes 88 0.45 0 0
Total 6,105 31.43 20 35 +21
Democracy in Motion RETE Movement 3,561 18.33 12 8 +4
Democratic Movement – San Marino Together 872 4.49 3 1 New
Direct coalition votes 70 0.36 0 0
Total 4,503 23.18 15 9 +4
List of Free People 412 2.12 0 0 New
Sammarinese Democratic Revival 309 1.59 0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 849 653
Total 20,276 100 60 17,024 100 60 0
Registered voters/turnout 33,985 59.66 33,985 50.09
Source: Segreteria di Stato Libertas
  1. ^ Initial allocation of seats
  2. ^ Final allocation of seats

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dates of parliamentary elections Parties and Elections
  2. ^ Elezioni Politiche 2016 Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari Interni e Giustizia (in Italian)
  3. ^ Election 2016: the ballot rules San Marino TV (in Italian)
  4. ^ San Marino. Elezioni 2016, ballottaggio: vince Adesso.sm Libertas, 4 December 2016 (in Italian)
  5. ^ Electoral system IPU
  6. ^ Electoral system in force in the Republic of San Marino Secretariat of State for Internal Affairs (in Italian)