Georgia's Parliament Overrides President’s Veto on Foreign Agents Law

28-05-2024 19:00:50 Politic

On May 28 the ruling Georgian Dream majority overrode the president’s veto on the foreign agents’ law with 66 votes in favor and 0 against.

The law was subsequently voted for with 84 votes in favor and 4 against, meaning that it’s only a matter of days before the widely opposed bill is signed into law.

Georgian Dream proceeded with the veto override despite growing and sustained local opposition, the announcement of individual sanctions by the U.S., and warnings from Brussels that passage of the law would impede Georgia’s European integration.