Topics Approval or veto of general legislation

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 power to approve or reject legislation, in whole or in part, after it has been passed by the legislature. Some systems do not require this final step.





Survey Questions

  • Who has the power to approve/reject legislation once it has been passed by the legislature (not including reviews for constitutionality)?
  • Which of the following describes the default mode for the approval of legislation?
  • Does the approving/vetoing actor have the power to approve/reject parts of the bill, the bill in its entirety, or both?