Source:The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Updated: Sunday, January 6, 2013
The government of Israel has announced that Tuesday, February 10, 2009, had been announced as a public holiday to coincide with that day's general elections.
This declaration of an election day public holiday, which is usually a formality, was this time not taken for granted as there were multiple reports in past months of moves to stop the practice (2009-01-12, 2008-12-19, and 2008-11-16).
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