Municipal Elections in the Russian Federation as a Resource of Direct Democracy and Legitimacy of Local Government

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Doctor of Philosophy (History), Assistant Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law of the Ryazan State University of S.A. Yesenin

Abstract: 

In the article author carries out content – the analysis of the factors defining objectivity and efficiency of municipal elections as socio-political and organizational and legal resource of direct democracy and legitimacy of local government. In the course of research the author analyzes regulations, opinions of scientists-jurists. In the conclusion the author notes that municipal elections are a resource of direct democracy if organizational and legal and socio-political conditions of legitimization of results of electoral municipal process are met.

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electoral law, elections, vote, political system, municipal elections, municipal law, legitimacy.

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