Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)
The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had also decided to declare day-off public sector holidays for Monday and Tuesday, April 16-17, 2012, the day of, and the day after, the second round of the upcoming presidential election.
As per the aforementioned announcement, these 2 one-off public sector holidays are granted to "all employees and agents of ministries and departments under their responsibility, as well as institutes and organizations included indirectly in State administration" and adding that "The Public Education Institutions must also close all day, on both days".
The public holiday on Monday, April 16, 2012, is given to "make it convenient for workers to take sufficient time from service to be able to exercise the right to vote", while the public holiday on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, is justified by the need "to allow citizens that are registered voters at a place other than where they reside to exercise their right to vote".
Recall that, last month (15-Mar-2012 and 12-Mar-2012), on the occasion of the first round of the presidential election, both March 16 and 17, 2012, were declared one-off public sector holidays.
As usual, the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, states that the aforementioned decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (12-Aug-2005).
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