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Algerian Electoral Public Holiday December 12

Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers)
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019


In a communiqué released earlier this morning, the Algerian government's Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative has announced that Thursday, December 12, 2019, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday, for both the private and public sectors, on account of the upcoming legislative elections in Algeria.

The aforementioned announcement applies to both the private and public sectors ("Suite à la convocation du corps électoral, en vue de l’élection du président de la République, prévue le jeudi 12 décembre 2019, conformément au décret présidentiel 19-245 du 15 moharrem 1441 correspondant au 15 septembre 2019, et afin de leur permettre d’exercer leur droit de vote, une autorisation spéciale d’absence rémunérée pour la journée sus-indiquée, est accordée à l’ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques, des établissements et offices publics ainsi qu’aux personnels des entreprises publiques et privés, tous secteurs et statuts juridiques confondus, y compris les personnels payés à l’heure ou à la journée "), and is in line with what was done two years ago (2017-05-02), five years before that (2012-05-05) and again five years before that (2007-05-17 and 2007-02-17), when one-off public holidays were also declared in Algeria to facilitate participation in the parliamentary elections of 2017, 2012 and 2007.

Note that since the "décret n°09-244 du 22 Juillet 2009, modifiant le décret exécutif n°97-59 du 03 Mars 1997", which went into effect on August 14, 2009, Algeria's weekends changed from the previous Thursday-Friday to the current "mixed" or "semi-universal" Friday-Saturday weekends of Algeria, meaning that the declaration of Thursday, December 12, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday creates a 3-day weekend in Algeria.



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