Key Figures

Chief of State:
co-chiefs of state Captain Regent Alessandro Cardelli & Captain Regent Mirko Dolcini
Head of Government:
Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs Luca Beccari


Government Name:
Republic of San Marino
Adopted: 1600, but electoral law of 1926 serves some of the functions of a constitution; Describes the various councils of San Marino, courts, a number of administrative positions, including the Captains-Regent, and the powers assigned to them. Also contains a declaration of citizen rights and the fundamental principles of the juridical order of San Marino.
Government Type:
Republic of San Marino Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of San Marino

Index of Economic Freedom

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Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

The captain regents represent the state and supervise the functioning of public powers and State institutions, as well the compliance of their activities with the principles enshrined in the “Declaration on the Citizens’ Rights and Fundamental Principles of San Marino Constitutional Order” and in the legislation in force.

Indirectly elected by parliament.

6 months


The Council of Twelve focuses upon examination of differences between first and third instance appeals with regards to voluntary jurisdiction, consenting the alienation of endowments, and other legal matters.

Elected by Grand and General Council.

5 years


Besides general legislation, the Grand and General Council approves the budget and elects the Captains Regent, the State Congress, the Council of Twelve, the Advising Commissions, and the Government Unions. The Council also has the power to ratify treaties with other countries.

Members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system.

5 years

Regional Trade Blocs

No Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
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  1. ElectionGuide
  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets