The Republic of San Marino is a multiparty democracy. The popularly elected unicameral Great and General Council (parliament) selects two of its members to serve as captains regent (co-chiefs of state). They preside over meetings of the council and the Congress of State (cabinet), which has no more than 10 other members (secretaries of state), selected by the council. Observers considered parliamentary elections in November to be free and fair. Security forces reported to civilian authorities.
There were no widespread or systemic human rights abuses.
There were some reports of violence against women, and government health and safety standards were not enforced in the informal labor sector. Not all public buildings were accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
The government took steps to prosecute officials accused of abuses.