Topics Head of government selection

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


The procedure through which a candidate for the office of head of government is nominated and approved. This typically involves approval from both the legislature and the head of state.




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Survey Questions

  • How is the head of government selected?
  • Which of these best categorizes the electoral system for the head of government?
  • Who nominates the head of government for appointment?
  • Who approves the nomination of the head of government?