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San Marino (Republic of San Marino)

San Marino (Republic of San Marino) has a Unicameral parliament with legislated quotas for the single/lower house. 20 of 60 (33%) seats in the Consiglio grande e generale / Great and General Council are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Unicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

  • For the Single/Lower House? Yes
  • For the Sub-National Level?

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties?

Is there additional information?...

  • Yes

Last updated: Dec 16, 2021

Single/Lower House

Consiglio grande e generale / Great and General Council

Total seats 60
Total Women 20
% Women 33%
Election Year 2019
Electoral System List PR
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Electoral law

Each list must includes a number of candidates not exceeding sixty nor less than twelve. In each list, no more than two-thirds of candidates of the same gender can be presented (article 15 (1) Electoral Law 2008)

Legal sanctions for non-compliance Electoral law

30 days prior to the voting day, the Electoral Commission are to eliminate lists that do not comply with article 15 (1) (Article 16:1 (4), Electoral Law 2008). 

Rank order/placement rules No data available
Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties related to gender equality among candidates? No data  
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Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties? No data  
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Additional Information

The law provides that a minimum of one-third of candidates on a list must be from each gender. However, as voters may freely choose their preferred candidate from a list, this does not guarantee women’s elected representation. In the 2016 elections, 36 % of candidates were women, and only 13 were elected. The electoral system of preferential voting limits the impact of the gender quota provision and women are still underrepresented in elected office (OSCE/ODIHR 2016).

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