Topics Quorum for legislative sessions

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


The legislature is only permitted to conduct its business, especially to vote on legislation, when a certain percentage of its members are present.



Survey Questions

  • Is a quorum required for a session of the legislature to be official?
  • What is the quorum needed (% of membership)?