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Iraq To Consider July 25 Public Holiday

Source: The Kurdish Globe (Erbil)
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: July 23, 2009

The President of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, has asked Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to declare July 25, 2009, a national public holiday, to coincide with the Kurdistan Region's parliamentary and presidential elections.

Even it does occur, the declaration of July 25, 2009, as a national public holiday would have little impact as it is a Saturday, already a non-working weekday under a 2007 cabinet decree.

However, there is still the strong likelihood that Thursday, July 30, 2009, be declared a one-off public holiday, on the occasion of the national referendum on the country's security agreement with the United States (2009-06-15).

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