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Chilean Senate Approve September 19 Public Holiday Bill

Source: Senado República de Chile (Valparaíso)
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: March 26, 2012

Chile's Senate has in turn approved the recent bill to make the upcoming September 19 public holiday a compulsory non-working day (feriado irrenunciable).

The aforementioned change would essentially impact the opening of stores and shopping centers (called Malls in Chile) and was introduced a few weeks ago (2011-09-01) by a group of Chilean parliamentarians.

It was approved by Chile's lower house of parliament (la Cámara de Diputados) earlier this week (2011-09-11). It still needs to be ratified by Chile's President, but this seems a foregone conclusion as the legislation was introduced at the behest of the executive.

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