Friday, October 8, 2010

On October 8

On this day in ...
... 1600 (410 years ago today), what is now the world's oldest written Constitution was adopted in San Marino, a mountainous country that now takes up territory about half the size of Washington, D.C., and that is fully surrounded by Italy. San Marino's Executive Branch comprises 2 co-chiefs of state, a cabinet head of government -- currently, Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs Antonella Mularoni (left), a University of Bologna-trained attorney who has served as a Judge on the European Court of Human Rights. Forming other branches of government are a unicameral parliament and and judicial Council of 12.

(Prior October 8 posts are here, here, and here.)

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