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San Marino

1996 San Marino

According to, 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.


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