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San Marino

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Great and General Council

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
20.11.2016 to 04.12.2016
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
31.08.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.11.2021
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
60
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
257
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
164
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
93
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
36.19%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
11
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 11 lists, including three coalitions and two single lists

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
33,985
Votes Number of people who actually voted
20,272
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
59.65%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Adesso.sm coalition (see note 1) defeated the ruling San Marino First coalition (see note 2) in the second round of parliamentary elections. The run-offs were necessary after the Democracy in Motion coalition (see note 3) scored highly in the first round, preventing the two major coalitions from winning the required 35 seats in the 60-member Great and General Council in the first round (see note 4). A record 14 women were elected. 
 
 The 2016 elections were the third consecutive early elections in the country. Elections were triggered when the ruling San Marino Common Good coalition lost its majority, after the Popular Alliance withdrew on 27 July , citing policy disagreements. The elections took place in a context of economic slowdown; Italian anti-money laundering measures reportedly affected the banking industry. During the election campaign, the major coalitions focused on the economy, tax reforms and the country’s further integration with the European Union. 
 
 The 2016 elections were the first to be held under the revised electoral law. Parliament initially made technical and logistic revisions in March 2016. 55% of voters then supported a referendum on 15 May, that reduced the number of preferential votes that each voter may cast from three to one.
 
 Note 1: 
 The Adesso.sm coalition comprised the Future Republic (RF), the Civic Movement 10 (Civico 10) and the Democratic Socialist Left (SSD).
 
 Note 2:
 San Marino First coalition comprised the major parties in the San Marino Common Good coalition, which had won the 2012 elections – the Christian Democratic Party of San Marino (PDCS), the Party of Socialists and Democrats (PSD) and Sammarinese (NS) – as well as the Socialist Party.
 
 Note 3:
 The Democracy in Motion coalition comprised RETE Movement and the Democratic Movement San Marino Together. It didn’t support either of the two coalitions that advanced to run-offs.
 
 Note 4: 
 To form a Government, a coalition list must obtain more than half of the valid votes cast or a minimum of 30 seats. If no list meets this requirement in the first round of voting, a second round is held two weeks later between the two lists that obtained the highest number of votes. If the list with the highest number of votes fails to win 35 seats, it receives "bonus seats" to meet the 35-seat requirement.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
2
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
18.18%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
58.33%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Adesso.sm
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Adesso.sm 35
San Marino First 25
Democracy in Motion 0
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
46
Number of women elected
14
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
23.33%
Other notes
Number of parties winning seats: 2. Three coalitions won parliamentary representations in the first round. Run-off votes involved two coalitions which obtained the highest number of votes in the first round. 
 Number of parties in government: 1 coalition
 
 Name of the new Speaker: The mandate of the two Heads of State (Capitani Regenti) - Mr. Marino Riccardi (PDCS) and Mr. Fabio Berardi (PDCS) - is not affected by the general elections and thus continues until 1 April 2017.
Sources
Great and General Council (06.12.2016, 28.12.2016) 
 Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari Interni e Giustizia OSCE Euractiv Libertas Adesso
Women Directly Elected
14

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
46
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
14
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
12.12.2016
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Marino Riccardi (Male)
Political party
Christian Democratic Party of San Marino (PDCS)
Date of election
01.10.2016
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Fabio Berardi (Male)
Political party
Christian Democratic Party of San Marino (PDCS)
Date of election
01.10.2016