Source:Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis)
Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014
The government of Mauritius has informed the local news media that the date of the upcoming general elections, Wednesday, May 5, 2010, would be a one-off, non-working public holiday.
The rumor of this impending announcement had been gaining strength most of last week (2010-04-16). The date of previous general elections in 1982 and 1995 had also been declared public holidays, but on those occasions, the polling day was a Sunday.
Note that the day after, Thursday, May 6, 2010, will also be a one-off holiday for the educational sector (students and teaching staff) as most schools will be used to count votes.
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