Topics Supermajority required for 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.

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


Particularly vital or contentious policy areas may require a supermajority of a specified size in order to pass legislation. Although constitutional amendments often require a supermajority, this topic addresses ordinary legislation only.



Survey Questions

  • Is a supermajority needed for passing any legislation?
  • What types of legislation require a supermajority?