Marco Antonio Rino

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Marco Antonio Rino Samperi
President of the Republic of Rino Island
In office
10 September 2018 – 12 September 2022
Predecessor Anastasio López
Successor Anastasio López
Personal information
Born 10 September 1980 (1980-09-10) (age 43)
Political party Rinoislandic National Unity Party (2013-now)
Residence Coquimbo, Rino Island
Religion Catholic

Marco Antonio Rino Samperi is a Rino Island politician who served as the President of Rino Island between 2018 and 2022.

Nephew of the founder of the nation, he stood out enormously during the civil war of 2012, where his leadership in allowing the unity of the nation was relevant. He was secretary of Microvisión, under the Presidency of Gamaliel Rodríguez. He also was one of the signers of the Rino Island Declaration of Independence.

After leaving the presidency, he renounced his citizenship on Rino Island and left micronationalism. In a letter he explained that he was going to dedicate himself to personal projects.[1]


In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Rino and the second or maternal family name is Samperi. The surname Rino is the rarest form of the surname "Rina", and has a very small strain in Naples and one in the Cosentino in Aiello Calabro and Cleto. This surname derive from forms aferetic Italianized the medieval name of Greek origin Catharino, Catharina, or, in some cases, the Germanic medieval name Katherin, Katherine. It is a surname from Calabria, in southern Italy. [2]


He was minister of transports, senator, and brigadier general from 2012 until his position in the Army was withdrawn in 2017, by order of the then President Francisco Gómez. In that year, together with the Armed Forces and civil groups, they ended the dictatorship of Francisco Gómez, and re-established the country's Constitution.

He was elected in the 2018 indirect presidential election, where through civil society he was unanimously elected as President of the Republic. Since then he has led the plan for national restoration, counting on the unanimous support of the Nation's political, economic and social forces. He is Chairman of the Rinoislander National Unity Party.

In 2019 he was unanimously re-elected as President of the Republic of Rino Island. Since then, it has promoted the official overcoming of simulationism in Rino Island, a process started in 2017, along with the promulgation of the Bill of Rights, the Labor Charter and the Economic Statute, great national advances.

From the beginning of 2020, the president warned that the coronavirus would be a global plague, warning citizens to have the greatest of safeguards in each country where they resided.

In September 2020, he was re-elected for the 2020-2022 period, after obtaining 90.2% of the votes, widely surpassing the independent candidate Minervo Chumingo. The same year, and regarding the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, he expressed unrestricted support for the Christians of Armenia. He criticized the President of Turkey in a letter to a Spanish media outlet, and called on the countries of Europe to defend Christian Armenia and Artsakh. [3]

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Coat of Arms of Marco Antonio Rino

In January 2021, media in Vanuatu and Chile published letters from President Rino regarding the need for the integration of South America and Polynesia. [4][5]It also had an active work of dissemination and support for the cause of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in social networks.

After leaving the presidency, he renounced his citizenship on Rino Island and left micronationalism. In a letter he explained that he was going to dedicate himself to personal projects.[1] However, his successor revoked his citizenship and his various medals awarded by the State shortly after approving the new Constitution.[6]