Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)
The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare a day-off public sector holiday (Tolerαnsia Pontu) on Friday, July 6, 2012, to coincide with the date of the upcoming parliamentary elections.
As per the aforementioned announcement, the one-off public sector holiday is granted "to all employees and agents of ministries and the departments under their responsibilities, as well as organizations and institutes involved indirectly in State administration.", adding that "Public Education Institutions must also be closed all day on both July 6 and July 7, Saturday, the voting day.".
The July 6 public holiday is given to "make it convenient for their workers to take sufficient time from service to be able to exercise their right to vote".
Recall that, earlier this year (11-Apr-2012, 15-Mar-2012 and 12-Mar-2012), on the occasion of the first and second rounds of the presidential election, both March 16 and 17, 2012, as well as April 16-17, 2012, were declared one-off public sector holidays.
As usual, the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, states that the aforementioned decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (12-Aug-2005).
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