The more harmony reigns in the assemblies, that is to say, the closer opinions come to unanimity, the more dominant too is the general will.
Gist of Idea
The more unanimous the assembly, the stronger the general will becomes
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (The Social Contract (tr Cress) , IV.2)
This seems important, because the general will comes in degrees. A decision from the assembly would come with an index number indicating its strength. His dream is obviously to get close to unanimity on all decisions. Maybe! Brexit 52%!
Rousseau,Jean-Jacques: 'The Basic Political Writings', ed/tr. Cress,Donald A. [Hackett 1987], p.205