Capitano Reggente

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Throne of the Capitani Reggenti in the Basilica of San Marino

Capitano Reggente ( Italian for Ruling captain , plural Captains Regent is) the title of the two collegial reigning equal heads of state of San Marino .

They are elected by the Consiglio Grande e Generale from among its members in a secret ballot with an absolute majority. The term of office is six months and begins on April 1st and October 1st. Capitani Reggenti must be a San Marino nationality from birth and be at least 25 years old. Re-election is possible after three years at the earliest.

The Capitani Reggenti together form the head of state and can only act together. Their function is predominantly representative. They represent the Republic of San Marino and are the supreme guarantors of the state order. You chair the meetings of the Consiglio Grande e Generale, but have no voting rights. They also chair the Council of Justice (Consiglio Giudizario) and the Consiglio dei XII . They chair the meetings of the government (Congresso di Stato) and the conference of municipal leaders (Capitani di Castelli) .

List of Capitani Reggenti


  • Wilfried Marxer, Zoltán Tibór Pallinger: The political systems of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican. In: Wolfgang Ismayr (Ed.): The political systems of Western Europe. 4th edition. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 978-3-531-16464-9 . P. 938.

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