San Marino. For six months until May, San Marino held the presidency of the Council of Europe’s Ministerial Committee. According to CountryAAH, San Marino is the capital city of San Marino. The country first got a US ambassador when Paolo Rondelli was named to the post in July. The year before, the US ambassador to Rome had for the first time been sidelined to San Marino.
The republic of SM, one of the oldest republics in the world, is divided into nine ‘Castles’ corresponding to the original districts of the state. Two Captains Regent appointed every six months by the Great and General Council, the legislative body of the republic elected every five years by universal suffrage, serve as heads of state and government.
- According to abbreviationfinder: SM is the 2-letter acronym for the country of San Marino.
The political life of the country, characterized between the end of the seventies and the eighties by the presence of the communists in government, experienced a turning point in the early nineties when the Christian Democratic party, after breaking the government alliance with the communists, formed a coalition with the Socialist Party of San Marino. The new coalition was confirmed for the first time after the elections of May 1993 and subsequently on the occasion of the elections of May 31, 1998: following the latter, 25 seats went to the San Marino Christian Democratic Party, 14 to the Socialist Party and 11 to the Progressive Democratic Party. (denomination assumed in March1990 by the Communist Party).