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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Local Government

Elena Vodyanitskaya

Subject(s):
State territory — Decentralization — Delegation of power — Local government

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. Local or municipal self-government is a system of management of local affairs which is exercised by special elected bodies directly representing the population of particular administrative-territorial unit of the country ( Leybo and Entin 291 ). 2. The European Charter on Local Self-Government adopted by the Council of Europe on 15 October 1985 (CETS 122) gives a general definition of local government which has become universal and accepted by all democratic states. Under the local government Charter understands ‘the right and the ability of local authorities,...
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