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Bangladeshi gov't announces general election day public holiday
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08:37, December 25, 2008

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The Bangladeshi government Wednesday announced Dec. 29 public holiday to enable all to cast their vote in the country's ninth parliamentary elections amid a holiday mood, said a statement issued by the government.

"The day has been declared holiday so all officials and employees of government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices, organizations and enterprises and educational institutions can cast their respective vote," an official announcement was quoted by private news agency UNB as saying.

The announcement said that the holiday is also for setting up polling centers in various educational and public institutions on the election day.

Besides, the government also declared Jan. 12, 2009, public holiday for such institutions in one constituency in the country's southeastern Noakhali district, as the election there was put off following the death of a candidate.

Bangladesh's ninth parliamentary elections, originally due on Jan. 22, 2007, was postponed following violent disputes over the impartiality of election issues. More than 1,500 candidates are contesting for 300 seats of the parliament.

Source:Xinhua



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