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What is a de jure and de facto government?

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2012-10-29 20:45:50

Answer 1:

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.

Answer 2:

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

Aquino's government.

Answer 3:

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).

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