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Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela, has issued an official statement ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Panama on Monday, October 5, 2015, following the declaration of a day of national mourning (Día de Duelo Nacional) on Sunday, October 4, 2015, to mourn the recent death of former Panamanian President, Eric Arturo Delvalle.
In the aforementioned statement, while conceding that Article 47 of Panama's labour code mandates a day in lieu public holiday on the Monday which follows one of the "días de descanso obligatorio por fiesta o duelo nacional" annual non-working public holidays of Panama, as specified in Article 46 of said labour code and occurring on a Sunday, President Varela pointed-out that the day of mourning for former Panamanian President, Eric Arturo Delvalle was not declared by law, but rather was declared via an executive decree, namely the "Decreto Ejecutivo No.558 de 2 de octubre de 2015".
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