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Chilean September 11 Public Holiday Bill

Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile)
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Human Rights Commission of Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved a bill which would declare September 11 as a new annual public holiday commemorating the victims of the 27-year Pinochet dictatorship.

The bill now moves to the floor of the plenary assembly where it will be sponsored by the General Secretary of the Chilean Communist Party, Lautaro Carmona.

September 11 had been made a public holiday by the Pinochet regime, in 1981, and it was then moved to the first Monday of September in 1998 (1998-11-11) before being abolished a few years later (2002-03-06).

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