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Argentina Fast Tracks Public Holidays Revision

Source: Parlamentario (Buenos Aires)
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: August 2, 2016

The plenary of Argentina's congressional Comisiones de Legislación General, Turismo y Cultura is fast tracking the recently introduced bill revising the list of Argentina's official non-working public holidays.

It would appear that the bill might be voted in the next 2 weeks, earlier than Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, had asked when presenting the bill, earlier this month (2010-09-13).

The aim is to ensure that the legislation is gazetted in plenty of time for the upcoming Carnival public holidays (March 7 and 8, 2011). Some parliamentary sources are even thinking that the new, November 20, "Día de la Soberanía", could come into being in 2010.

Most of the current last-minute negotiations seem to be about making some public holidays immovable (particularly that of June 20 and August 17), making sure that the Día de la Memoria public holiday would not be used to create a bridge public holiday.

Another proposed amendment would create a May 7 public holiday to commemorate the birthday of Eva Perón.

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