Legitimate government is a government under which law and action of the government are revealed to the people and government function in a transparent manner. Following features of a democratic government make it a legitimate government.
(i) The laws are applicable to all the citizen whether rich or poor.
(ii) In a democracy there is a political equality i.e. every vote counts equally.
(iii) People have the right to challenge the government policies and actions. If the people are not satisfied with the working of the government they have the right to change it.