Topics Name/structure of executive(s)

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


Distinguishes the structure of the executive. Establishes the offices of head of state and/or head of government.




king; monarch; president; prime minister; queen

Survey Questions

  • What name does the constitution assign the head of government?
  • How many executives are specified in the constitution?
  • What name does the constitution assign the office of the the head of state?