Source:The Sudan News Agency (SUNA)
Posted: Saturday, January 8, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers has announced that there would be no public holidays declared for the upcoming referendum on the secession of Southern Sudan.
As per the official statement, the decision not to declare a public holiday for the upcoming referendum was taken as "the Government is not sure that citizens will use it for voting".
This announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, as Sudan traditionally declares the dates of most elections, and even referenda leading up to these, as public holidays (2010-04-14, 2009-12-07, 2009-11-08, and 2008-04-11).
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