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Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday June 17

Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: August 9, 2019

Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that the Guatemalan government has declared Monday, June 17, 2019, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming general elections in Guatemala.

As usual, voting is actually on Sunday, but as is common in Latin America, voters need to go back to their home villages to vote and a non-working public holiday is often given on the day following elections to give voters time to return to their place of employment, as was the case on past occasions (2019-07-05, 2015-10-23, 2011-11-02, 2011-09-07 and 2007-08-24).

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