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Indonesian December 9 Public Holiday Official

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018

The Indonesian Cabinet Secretariat has announced that, as announced last summer, Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, has signed a presidential declaring Wednesday, December 9, 2015, as another one-off electoral public holiday in Indonesia on account of the Indonesian regional elections being held on that date.

The aforementioned announcement ("We have set Wednesday, December 9, 2015 as a national holiday so that the public can vote for their governors and vice governors, regents and vice regents, as well as mayors and vice mayors in unison") officializes last summer's announcement (2015-07-27) by Indonesia's Home Affairs Minister, Tjahjo Kumolo, who then announced that, Wednesday, December 9, 2015, the date of the upcoming simultaneous regional head elections, would once again be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Indonesia "to enable people employed outside their regions to cast their votes".

The dates of legislative and presidential elections in Indonesia are regularly declared one-off non-working public holidays and bank holidays (2014-07-02, 2014-06-26, 2014-04-05, 2014-04-03, 2013-05-10, 2012-09-15, 2012-06-21, 2010-05-10, 2009-07-03, 2009-03-31, 2008-07-06, 2004-03-30 and 1999-05-29).

To reduce the number of such electoral public holidays, earlier this year (2014-01-23), Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that Indonesia would hold its presidential election and legislative election concurrently, starting in 2019.

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