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Argentina Moves November 2015 Public Holiday

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Argentine President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has decided to go ahead as suggested and move the upcoming, November 23, Día de la Soberanía Nacional, annual non-working public holiday in Argentina, to avoid the possible, and more than likely, November 22, second round of the upcoming presidential elections, falling in the middle of a 3-day weekend.

Earlier this month (2015-10-12), a bill had been introduced into Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), by MP Patricia Bullrich, to move the upcoming, November 23, Día de la Soberanía Nacional, annual non-working public holiday in Argentina, to the previous Monday, November 16, 2015, to avoid the possible, and more than likely, second round of the upcoming presidential elections, falling in the middle of a 3-day weekend.

In today's announcement, President Kirchner decide to move the upcoming, November 23, Día de la Soberanía Nacional, Argentine annual non-working public holiday to the following Friday, November 27, 2015, rather than the preceding Monday, as had been suggested in the bill introduced into Argentina's Lower House.

Four years ago (2011-05-04, 2011-04-30, and 2011-04-28), under similar circumstances, the Government of Argentina had gazetted an emergency decree (decreto de necesidad y urgencia 521/2011), which confirmed the earlier announcement by Argentina's Minister of the Interior, Florencio Randazzo, and which officialized the move of the 2011 public holiday commemorating the death of General José de San Martin from the 3rd Monday of August to Monday, August 22, 2011, to avoid having the upcoming August 14, 2011, presidential primaries poll day, fall in the middle of a 3-day weekend, when many would be away from the place where they are registered as voters.


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