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The Grand and General Council (Consiglio Grande e Generale) is the parliament of San Marino. The council has 60 members elected for a five-year term.

The electoral law was based on proportional representation from 1945 to 2007. Since then, it is based on the electoral system of Italian municipalities. 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 between its members the Congress of State, which is the government of the Republic.

The Council is derived directly and is the equivalent of the Roman Senate during the Roman Republic.

Latest elections

Summary of the 9 November 2008 Grand and General Council of San Marino election results.

e • d Summary of the 9 November 2008 Grand and General Council of San Marino election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Sammarinese Christian Democratic PartyEuro-Populars for San MarinoArengo and Freedom 6,693 31.90% 22
Popular Alliance 2,417 11.52% 7
Freedom List 1,317 6.28% 4
Sammarinese Union of Moderates 874 4.17% 2
votes to the coalition 73 0.35%
Pact for San Marino 11,373 54.22% 35
Party of Socialists and DemocratsSammarinese for Freedom 6,703 31.96% 18
United Left 1,797 8.57% 5
Centre Democrats 1,037 4.94% 2
votes to the coalition 65 0.31%
Reforms and Freedom 9,602 45.78% 25
Total valid votes (turnout: 68.48%) 20,975 60
Invalid/Blank votes 831
Total votes cast 21,806
Registered voters 31,845
Sources: Elezioni Politiche 2008 - Repubblica di San Marino (Italian)

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