Topics Dismissal of the legislature

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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Specifies who has the authority to dismiss the legislature. May also specify the conditions under which this may take place.





Survey Questions

  • Who, if anybody, can dismiss the legislature?
  • What are the details of the process through which the executive can dismiss the legislature?