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Sudanese are rumored to be backing the rebels who are currently besieging the presidential palace in Chad Difference between legitimacy and legitimate authority, similar to the distinction between international relations and comparative politics Government that is not perceived to be sincerely legitimate has to be based on terror, coercion, torture, fear, force, etc Legitimacy is the right to rule, while legitimate authority is the ability to rule When a regime has legitimate authority, it doesn’t usually need legitimacy Legitimate authority is based on the ability to enforce rules Authoritarian governments have legitimate authority, but they are not perceived as legitimate, on the whole Governments that aren’t recognized as legitimate by their people still attempt to portray themselves as such to both their citizens and the international community Rigged voting is an endeavor to maintain the façade of legitimacy in authoritarian states, it is a sham of democracy as there is no political opposition
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