Source:Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso)
Posted: Sunday, November 8, 2020
As expected, a bill has been introduced in the Chilean Chamber of Deputies, proposing to declare October 25 as a new annual public holiday in Chile to commemorate the result of last month's constitutional referendum ("Proyecto de Ley que establece el día 25 de octubre de cada año, como conmemoración del Día Nacional de la Democracia, y traslada feriado que indica.").
The aforementioned legislation, contained in the bulletin 13846-07, contains a single article, "Establézcase el día 25 de octubre de cada año como conmemoración del Día Nacional de la Democracia. Trasládase el feriado correspondiente al 12 de octubre, para el día 25 de octubre de cada año." ("Be established on October 25 of each year as a commemoration of the National Day of Democracy. Move the corresponding holiday to October 12, for October 25 of each year. The project is in the first constitutional process, in analysis by the Commission of Culture, Arts and Communications of the Chamber of Deputies.").
The bill had been expected since last month (2020-10-26), when Chilean parliamentarians announced that they would introduce a bill to declare October 25, as a new annual public holiday in Chile ("Together with Vlado Mirosevic, and several others, we will present a Bill to declare every October 25 as National Day of Democracy"), following the resounding Constitutional Plebiscite approve victory on October 25, 2020.
The date of October 25, 2020, had been declared as a one-off public holiday (2020-10-01), thus further amending (2019-09-22) the list of 2020 public holidays in Chile, as it had been announced, by Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, jointly with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (2018-08-05).
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