Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male)
The Supreme Court of the Maldives has thrown out a case filed by a former Attorney General of the Maldives, Husnu Al Suood, petitioning the court to declare the day of the upcoming Presidential Election, September 23, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives.
Former AG Husnu Al Suood's main argument seems to have been that in the past, elections in the Maldives were held on a weekend, a claim that is not actually borne out by facts (06-May-2017, 16-Nov-2013, 05-Sep-2013, 30-Apr-2009, 15-Oct-2008, 12-Oct-2008, 02-Oct-2008, 17-Sep-2008).
However, the Maldives Elections Commission had said when they announced the election date, that they would try to make the day a public holiday.
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