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 CA
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] The 60 seats in the Grand and General Council were up for grabs. The elections were held using the majority bonus system. The previous election, held in 2008, provided the Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party with the largest single parliamentary group. The Party of Socialists and Democrats, although winning more votes than the former, became the main opposition party.

However, for the 2012 elections, the two parties decided to run together, under the banner of the coalition San Marino Common Good. They were joined by the Popular Alliance. Meanwhile, the remaining major parties formed the coalitions Agreement for the Country and Active Citizenship, politically placed in the center and on the left, respectively.

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]

Coalition Party Votes Seats
# % # +/–
San Marino Common Good Sammarinese Christian Democratic PartyNS 5,828 29.47 21
Party of Socialists and Democrats 2,832 14.32 10
Popular Alliance 1,319 6.67 4 –3
Direct coalition votes 49 0.25
Agreement for the Country 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 coalition votes 23 0.12
Active Citizenship United Left 1,808 9.14 5 0
Civic 10 1,325 6.70 4 New
Direct coalition votes 46 0.23
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" (PDF). La Tribuna Sammarinese. San Marino. November 13, 2012. p. 5. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Un vento nuovo" (PDF). La Tribuna Sammarinese. San Marino. November 13, 2012. p. 3. Retrieved November 15, 2012.