San Marino general election today
San Marino goes to the polls today to elect a new government. A total of 33,158 eligible voters will be entitled to vote between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. across this small nation surrounded by Italy.
There are six coalitions and parties standing in the election. In 2008 the Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party (PDCS) led a coalition called ‘Pact For San Marino’ which won 35 of the 60 seats in the Grand and General Council. The Party of Socialists and Democrats (PSD) led another coalition under the heading of ‘Reforms and Freedom’ which won the remaining 25 seats.
This time the PDCS is leading a coalition entitled ‘San Marino Common Good’ and the Socialist Party (PS) another coalition with the slogan ‘Intended for the Country’. There is a third coalition called ‘Active Citizenship’ which is made up of Civico 10 and the United Left parties.
There are three parties also standing, the For San Marino, the Movement Network and the San Marino 3.0.
Around 356 candidates are standing for the 60 seats in the Grand and General Council.