168: Parliament adopts amendments in public holiday law at first hearing


The Armenian parliament has adopted the bill on amending the law on public holidays at first hearing with 63 MPs voting in favor, 0 against and 1 abstention.

The second hearing will take place today at 18:00.

The special session was convened at the recommendation of the Cabinet to debate amending the law on public holidays and remembrance days.

The issue was debated during yesterday’s Cabinet meeting and approved.

Under the bill, the government seeks to declare October 11 and 12 as non working days, shifting them to two Saturdays afterwards, in order to facilitate technical matters concerning the La Francophonie summit.

Yerevan is hosting the XVII International Organisation of La Francophonie summit in 2018.

The events are planned from October 7 to October 12, with the summit itself scheduled for the final two days.

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