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Example of Legitimacy

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What type of legitimacy would continue to justify the rule of a leader who was elected freely and fairly (with years still left in his or her term) but has become increasingly unpopular?

A

Charismatic legitimacy.

B

Rational-legal legitimacy.

C

Traditional legitimacy.

D

Constitutional legitimacy.

E

Authoritarian legitimacy.