Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar)
The Mongolian General Election Committee has announced that Friday, July 7, 2017, the date of the upcoming second round of the Mongolian presidential election, would be another one-off electoral non-working public holiday in Mongolia.
The declaration of one-off electoral public holidays in Mongolia was rare (20-Dec-2011), but becoming more common. Past parliamentary elections (23-Dec-2012 and 26-Jun-2012), local administrative elections (05-Oct-2016 and 16-Nov-2012), and presidential elections (11-Jun-2013), were all declared as one-off electoral non-working public holidays in Mongolia.
Work on a revised law on public holidays in Mongolia, to cater to such special cases as the one announced today, has been crawling along in parliament for a almost a decade (01-Jan-2010, 07-Apr-2009 and 20-Jan-2009).
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