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The right to vote is a primary foundation for the political legitimacy of rulers in Modern States. Abstention must be understood as a threat to the legitimacy of elected governments and it manifests citizens' disengagement from the political system and appears as a symptom of crisis in democrat...

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Main Author: Inguane, Paulo Jacob
Format: Article
Language:Portuguese
Published: 2019
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Online Access:https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/oaiart?codigo=7344817
Source:Anuario de la Facultad de Derecho. Universidad de Extremadura, ISSN 0213-988X, Nº 35, 2019, pags. 103-122
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Summary: The right to vote is a primary foundation for the political legitimacy of rulers in Modern States. Abstention must be understood as a threat to the legitimacy of elected governments and it manifests citizens' disengagement from the political system and appears as a symptom of crisis in democratic processes; it must be understood as an expression of criticism of the government system and as a manifestation of the mismatch between the electorate and its expectations. The study aimed to analyze the relationship established between the citizen's civic conscience and the absenteeism rate in municipal electoral elections.