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San Marino

San Marino is a parliamentary democracy in which political rights and civil liberties are generally upheld. Corruption is a problem, and while investigative journalists are active, heavy fines for defamation can encourage self-censorship. Women are underrepresented in politics.

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Freedom in the World — San Marino Country Report

San Marino is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.