Sammarinese general election, 2012

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Sammarinese general election, 2012
San Marino
2008 ←
November 11, 2012

All 60 seats to the Grand and General Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party SMCG AC Active Citizenry
Seats before N/A N/A N/A
Seats won 35 12 9
Seat change N/A N/A N/A
Popular vote 10,028 4,407 3,179
Percentage 50.7% 22.3% 16.1%
Swing N/A N/A N/A

General elections were held in San Marino on 11 November 2012.[1]

Coalitions and parties[edit]

The incumbent Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party (PDCS) is leading a coalition called San Marino Common Good. It was contested by another coalition under the banner Agreement for the Country and a third coalition is called Active Citizenship. Apart from the coalitions, there are also three more parties running on their own: For San Marino, the Movement Network and San Marino 3.0.[2]

There were 356 candidates for the 60 seats.[2]

Voting centres were open from 7:00 to 20:00.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party - We Sammarinese 5,828 29.47 21
Party of Socialists and Democrats 2,832 14.32 10
Popular Alliance 1,319 6.67 4 –3
Direct votes for the coalition 49 0.25
Total San Marino Common Good 10,028 50.70 35
Socialist Party 2,393 12.10 7 New
Union for the Republic 1,651 8.35 5 New
Sammarinese Moderates 340 1.72 0 –2
Direct votes for the coalition 23 0.12
Total Agreement for the Country 4,407 22.28 12
United Left 1,808 9.14 5 0
Civic10 1,325 6.70 4 New
Direct votes for the coalition 46 0.23
Total Active Citizenry 3,179 16.07 9
RETE Movement 1,244 6.29 4 New
For San Marino 556 2.81 0 New
San Marino 3.0 364 1.84 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,360
Total 21,138 100 60 0
Registered voters/turnout 33,106 63.85
Source: San Marino State Secretary of Internal Affairs

Twenty MPs were new to the council, and 10 MPs were women.[3] Additionally, 1,356 of the voting cards had obscene drawings on them, a total of 6.41%, and a high number of void ballots led to accusations of a scandal.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IFES Election Guide - Country Profile: San Marino - Elections". Electionguide.org. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  2. ^ a b "San Marino general election today". Politics Abroad. 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Un vento nuovo". La Tribuna Sammarinese (San Marino). November 13, 2012. p. 5. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Un vento nuovo". La Tribuna Sammarinese (San Marino). November 13, 2012. p. 3. Retrieved November 15, 2012.