Elections in San Marino

Elections in San Marino gives information on election and election results in San Marino.

San Marino elects on national level a legislature. The Grand and General Council (Consiglio Grande e Generale) has 60 members, elected for a five-year term by semi-proportional representation with national majority bonus (the winning coalition receives at least 35 seats on 60).

San Marino has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

The first elections were held in March 1906 after the Arengo held on the same year that established democracy in the country. Between 1926 and 1943, the Sammarinese Fascist Party took power and all other parties were banned. Democracy was restored in 1945.

Since early 2008, there has been an electoral threshold of 3.5%. Since 2016, if none of the coalitions achieves an absolute majority of seats, a runoff between the two largest coalitions is held.

General electionsEdit

Last electionEdit

A parliamentary election was held in San Marino on 8 December 2019.

 
Party or allianceVotes%Seats+/–
Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party5,99333.3521+11
Tomorrow in MotionRETE Movement3,27618.2311+3
Domani Motus Liberi1,1126.194New
Coalition votes570.320
Total4,44524.7315+3
Libera San Marino2,96416.4910–14
We for the Republic2,35913.138+2
Future Republic1,85010.296–5
Ēlego3612.010New
Total17,972100.00600
Valid votes17,97293.44
Invalid/blank votes1,2626.56
Total votes19,234100.00
Registered voters/turnout34,51155.73
Source: State Secretariat for Internal Affairs and Public Function


Election results 1945–2016Edit

Summary of Sammarinese elections for the Grand and General Council, 1945–2016
Election Round PSDS PCS PSS PDCS PSIS MLS SR AP SU AN PSD PS UPR C10 RETE Oth. Turnout
1945 (PDCS) 66.0 (PCS) 34.0 57.4
1949 (PDCS) 57.7 (PCS) 42.3 67.5
1951 5.6 29.3 22.1 43.0 62.6
1955 4.7 31.6 25.5 38.2 70.1
1959 (PSIS) 26.0 13.8 44.3 15.9 85.7
1964 24.1 10.7 46.8 16.2 2.2 84.0
1969 22.8 11.9 44.0 18.0 2.1 1.2 79.5
1974 23.6 13.9 39.6 15.4 1.6 5.9 79.7
1978 25.1 13.8 42.3 11.1 4.2 3.5 79.0
1983 24.4 14.8 42.1 13.9 2.9 1.9 79.7
1988 28.7 11.1 44.1 13.6 1.1 1.4 81.1
1993 18.6 23.7 41.4 7.7 3.4 5.2 80.0
1998 18.6 23.2 40.9 4.2 9.8 3.3 75.3
2001 20.6 24.0 41.1 9.0 3.4 1.9 73.8
2006 (PdS) (PdS) 32.9 12.1 8.7 2.3 31.8 5.4 6.8 71.8
2008 31.9 11.5 8.6 4.2 32.0 6.3 4.9 0.7 68.5
2012 29.5 6.7 9.1 1.7 14.3 12.1 8.4 6.7 6.3 5.2 63.9
2016 1st 24.5 9.6 12.1 7.2 7.7 (AP) 9.3 18.3 11.3 59.7
2nd 42.1 (SU) 57.9 (PDCS) (PDCS) (SU) 50.1

Local electionsEdit

Local elections are held every 5 years in all the municipalities, to elect the municipal councils (giunte di castello) and the mayors (capitani di castello). The last elections were held on 30 November 2014. Proportional representation is used to allocate the seats. Voters have up to 2 preference votes.

ReferendumsEdit

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