Guatemala Rules-Out August 12 Electoral Public Holiday
Source:Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala)
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: January 13, 2020
Guatemala Minister of Labor, Gabriel Aguilera, has announced that the Guatemalan government would not declare Monday, August 12, 2019, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming second round of the 2019 general elections of Guatemala.
Today's announcement was made necessary by persistent rumours that last June's (2019-06-04) declaration of Monday, June 17, 2019, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming general elections in Guatemala, by Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales.
As usual, voting in Guaemala is 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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