Topics Eligibility for first chamber

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


Qualifications that an individual must meet in order to serve as a representative in the first chamber of the legislature. These often concern residency, proficiency in the official language, or prior occupation.



Survey Questions

  • What additional restrictions does the constitution place on the eligibility to serve as a member of the first (or only) chamber of the legislature?