Europe

San Marino profile - Leaders

  • 14 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
The Palazzo del Govierno in San Marino pictured in 2003
Image caption The seat of the Sammarinese government is the Palazzo del Govierno

San Marino's constitution provides for a parliamentary style of government.

The 60-member Great and General Council is elected every five years. It is headed by two captains-regent, who are elected by the council every six months and act as heads of state for that period.

The 10-member Congress of State is elected by the Great and General Council and exercises executive power.