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Argentina Mulls November Public Holiday Change

Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Posted on Monday, October 12, 2015


A bill has been introduced into Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), by MP Patricia Bullrich, which would 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.

Four years ago (2011-05-04, 2011-04-30, and 2011-04-28), under similar circumstances, the Government of Argentina 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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