President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared Sunday, October 1, 2023, a government holiday. This announcement was made through an official statement issued today by the President's Office. The President made the decision considering that Saturday, September 30, 2023, is the designated voting day of second round for the 2023 Presidential Elections.
Officials from government offices and institutions and members of the general public are anticipated to be engaged with assignments and tasks related to the election and voting process. The President made the decision in response to a request submitted by the Elections Commission of the Maldives.