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The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the date of Bhutan's upcoming "Local Government Elections 2016", would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Bhutan as per paragraph (S) of the ECB/NOTIF-01/2016/193.
As per the aforementioned announcement, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, will be declared a non-working public holiday in the 20 dzongkhags where the elections will be held, as per the 2007 Bhutan Election Bill which legislates the principle of declaring public holidays on the date of any election to Parliament or Local Government (2007-09-01), and which has been scrupulously observed since then (2013-07-08, 2013-05-28, 2013-04-16, 2011-11-09, 2010-12-25, 2008-01-19, 2007-05-27, and 2007-05-02).
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