San Marino, Economy and Government
universal suffrage, legislative body, General Council, barley, maize
The foundation of San Marino’s economy is tourism. Agriculture and light industry are also important. Wheat, barley, maize, olives, wine, and livestock and dairy products dominate agricultural output. Some building stone is quarried. Manufactures include textiles, cement, leather goods, synthetic rubber products, and ceramics. The sale of postage stamps is also a significant source of income.
San Marino is governed by the Great and General Council, a legislative body of 60 members, elected by universal suffrage for a term of five years. Two members of the council, called captains-regent, are elected for six months to preside over the country’s executive body, the Congress of State.
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