Source:Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Tanzania's government has announced that, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the date of the upcoming 2020 General Elections had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Tanzania.
The date of the upcoming 2020 General Elections was recently announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC), and it be the first time that Tanzanians will for the first time vote for Union and Zanzibar presidents, members of parliament, House of Representatives and councilors on a weekday, with the exception of 2005, when the then Tanzanian President, Benjamin William Mkapa, declared Monday, December 14, 2005, a special public holiday to allow Tanzanians to cast their ballots in the in the presidential, parliamentary and council elections (2005-11-04).
The date of the 2015 swearing-in of John Pombe Joseph Magufuli as the fifth President of the United Republic of Tanzania had however been declared a one-off public holiday "to enable Tanzanians to take part in the event" (2015-11-04).
The Wednesday, October 28, 2020, public holiday will therefore be in addition to the list of official non-working public holidays dates in Tanzania for the calendar year 2020, released earlier this year (2020-01-09).
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