Source:Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis)
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Prime Minister of Mauritius has informed the local news media that the date of the upcoming general elections, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, would once again be a one-off, non-working public holiday throughout Mauritius.
The aforementioned declaration of Wednesday, December 10, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Mauritius is in addition to the list of official non-working Mauritius public holidays in 2014 that was announced last year (2013-06-14).
On the occasion of the previous general elections (2010-04-19), the government of Mauritius had declared the date of these general elections, Wednesday, May 5, 2010, as a one-off, non-working public holiday, as well as the following day, May 6, a one-off holiday for the educational sector (students and teaching staff) as most schools will be used to count votes.
This time, though the Prime Minister of Mauritius clearly stated that this would not be the case again ("le lendemain, soit le 11 décembre, le jour du décompte des voix, sera un jour normal").
The date of previous general elections in 1982 and 1995 had also been declared public holidays, but on those occasions, the polling day was a Sunday.
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