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Kyrgyzstan Declares January 8 Electoral Public Holiday

Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek)
Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: March 9, 2021

At a meeting of Kyrgyzstan's Security Council, Kyrgyzstan's acting Prime Minister, Artem Novikov, announced that Friday, January 8, 2021, had been declared a one-off public holiday "so that citizens could leave their place of registration and vote in the elections scheduled for January 10, 2021".

Earlier this month (2020-12-04), the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan announced the list of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the calendar year 2021, excluding the declaration of any bridge public holiday compensated by a nearby weekend working days ("It was decided to celebrate the new year 2021 without transferring weekends and holidays."), contrary to what was done in previous years (2019-12-16, 2019-10-15, 2018-12-21, 2018-12-06, 2017-12-04, 2017-12-01, 2016-12-14 and 2016-11-26).

Just yesterday (2020-12-23), asked about the possible declaration of a bridge public holiday on Friday, January 8, 2021, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan had responded that "In order to make the transfer of days off, we need to get the appropriate government decree. This year there was no such resolution.".

As per the aforementioned announcement, the previously-scheduled working day of Friday, January 8, 2021, will be compensated by the declaration of a working Saturday, to be announced in due course.

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