Topics Head of state replacement

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.

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The procedure by which the head of state is replaced in the event that he or she does not complete his or her term. This might involve a predetermined succession, or reversion to the normal selection procedure.




king; monarch; president; queen

Survey Questions

  • Should the head of state need to be replaced before the normally scheduled replacement process, what is the process of replacement?