What is a de jure and de facto government?
De facto is latin for in fact and in political terms
indicates a government that may have ceased power unlawfully. They
may not be constitutionally in power, but are in reality. De jure
is the opposite.
De facto is a government supported by the people of the state
and not by a constitution. De jure on the other hand is a
government supported by a present constitution. For example: Corry
A de jure government is officially recognized by the
constitution and other (neighboring) states, and sometimes even
supranational and inter-governmental institutions. De facto
governments are not recognized. De facto governments are caused by
for example a revolution within (i.e. revolutions caused by the
people of the State).