Sammarinese general election, 1926

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San Marino general election, 1926
San Marino
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58 (out of the 60) seats to the Grand and General Council
Turnout 56.8%
  Majority party
 
Party Fascist Party
Last election 29 seats, inside the Bloc
Seats won 60
Seat change Increase31
Popular vote 2,444
Percentage 100.0%

General elections were held in San Marino on 12 December 1926 to elect the eighth term of the Grand and General Council.[1] It was a sham election, all opposition being prevented to participate by internal and Italian threads. After it had taken over the country in April 1923,[2] the Sammarinese Fascist Party was the only party to contest the elections,[3] winning all 60 seats,[4] while the official report spoke of a sole dissident bullet. A new electoral law guaranteed safe undisputed seats to the two incumbent Captains Regents.

History[edit]

After the Patriotic Bloc victory in 1923, San Marino had effectively become a puppet of Fascist Italy.

The new electoral law of November 11, 1926, abolished universal suffrage to restore householders' ancient rights, established a copy of the Acerbo law, and extended the Council term to six years. More, even if this bloc voting system theorically allowed a small delegation of opposition candidates,[5] Italian menaces prevented any other list outside the Sammarinese Fascist Party, which ran undisputed the snap election that was immediately called. San Marino consequently became a one-party state.

Benito Mussolini did not waste time to show his industriousness with propaganda goals, beginning the construction of a Rimini-San Marino railway which would become the visible symbol of his leadership over the small country.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Sammarinese Fascist Party 2,444 100.0 60
Invalid/blank votes 1
Total 2,445 100.0 60
Registered voters/turnout 4,305 56.8
Source: Sammarinese Parliament

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1678 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1670
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1686
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1690
  5. ^ Grand and General Council database (it.)