Topics Extraordinary legislative sessions

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


Establishes who has the authority to call an extraordinary session of the legislature, and in some cases what circumstances would allow them to take such action.



Survey Questions

  • Who, if anybody, can convene an extraordinary session of the legislature or extend an ongoing session?