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Afghanistan Announces August 20 Presidential Election

Source: Reuters (Kabul)
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: September 26, 2019

Earlier today, the government of Afghanistan announced that the presidential elections, widely expected in late-April, had been pushed back to August 20, 2009.

We expect that date to be declared a public holiday, based on past patterns, and the fact that August 20 is a Thursday, and that Fridays are the weekly day of rest in Afghanistan, and that the following Saturday, August 22, is a public holiday for the start of Ramadan) and that the 19th is also a public holiday.

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