Topics Cabinet removal

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Cabinet members generally serve at the pleasure of the appointing power, typically the executive. Many constitutions also allow the legislative branch to remove cabinet members in cases of misconduct.




government; ministers

Survey Questions

  • Is the cabinet/ministers collectively responsible for their actions, or can they be dismissed individually?
  • Who has the authority to dismiss the cabinet/ministers?
  • What are the limitations on the ability to dismiss the cabinet/ministers, if any?