Topics Veto override procedure

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


Allows the legislature to take additional steps to pass legislation that has been vetoed by the actor responsible for approving or rejecting legislation. This typically requires a supermajority, but there is some variation.



Survey Questions

  • Can vetoes of legislation be overridden?
  • Who can override vetoes of legislation?
  • What proportion of the vote is needed to override a veto?