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Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday September 12

Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: January 13, 2020

The Guatemalan President, Álvaro Colom Caballeros, has declared Monday, September 12, 2011, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the first round of the upcoming presidential elections.

Note that the elections are actually on Sunday, September 11, but as is common in Latin America (2008-11-06), voters need to go back to their home villages to vote and a non-working public holidays is often given on the day following elections to give voters time to return to their place of employment.

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