in 1990, the Communist Party changed its name to the
Progressive Democratic Party and entered into a government
coalition with the Christian Democrats. In 92 the Christians
exchanged with the socialists as a coalition partner, and
this coalition won the elections in 93 and 98.
One of the country's historical sources of income has
been the sale of historical coins and stamps. It printed its
first stamps in 1894, and today the country's 10 post
offices sell stamps to philatelists and sell historical
coins as well.
Agriculture is currently concentrated on grain
production, wine, fruit and vegetables as well as cattle and
pigs. Alongside tourism, the main export goods are ceramics,
furniture, textiles, paintings and wines.
The number of younger foreign women marrying older men
from San Marino has increased in recent years. It has
prompted the government to recommend that female domestic
help is at least 50 years old. Although many Italian women
seek work in San Marino, most domestic workers come from
Eastern Europe - especially Albania and Romania. The men are
attractive in the eyes of Eastern European women because it
is only through them that they can obtain citizenship.