Source: The Jakarta Post (ANTARA)
Jakarta's Acting Governor Sumarsono has announced a regional non-working public holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia's political and economic capital, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, on the date of the upcoming Jakarta gubernatorial runoff election.
The corresponding first round voting took place a couple of months ago, and that date was also declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Indonesia's political and economic capital, as well as Bogor, Tangerang and other satellite cities (08-Feb-2017).
Five years ago (21-Jun-2012), Jakarta's General Election Commission (KPU) had similarly declared a regional non-working public holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia's political and economic capital, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, on the first round of the Jakarta gubernatorial elections, as had been requested the previous fall (16-Nov-2011), and again on Thursday, September 20, 2012, on the occasion of the second round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election (15-Sep-2012).
Ten years ago (16-Jun-2007), Wednesday, August 8, 2007, had been declared a one-off public holiday in the municipal area of Jakarta, in order to encourage Jakartans to vote in city's first ever direct gubernatorial election.
In Indonesia, the date of elections is often declared a public holiday (25-Nov-2015, 02-Jul-2014, 03-Apr-2014, 23-Jan-2014, 15-Sep-2012, 21-Jun-2012, 10-May-2010, 03-Jul-2009, 31-Mar-2009, 06-Jul-2008, 30-Mar-2004 and 29-May-1999).
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