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The Palazzo del Govierno in San Marino pictured in 2003 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.

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