Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, has declared Friday, October 29, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday (jour férié, chômé et payé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national).
The aforementioned public holiday was declared to allow time for voters to get their voter's card for the upcoming elections. Note that, earlier, President Gbagbo had also announced today and tomorrow as public holidays for the same purpose, but these 2 public holidays were never confirmed.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Ivory Coast Declares October 29 Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.