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Georgia overrides presidential veto of law on foreign agents

May 28, 2024

The Georgian parliament has overridden President Salome Zurabishvili's veto of the law on “foreign agents.” This was reported by Newsgeorgia on Tuesday, May 28.

The report notes that 84 deputies of the ruling majority supported the law in its original form.


According to the Constitution of Georgia, the law must be submitted to the President of Georgia within three days, who must sign and publish the document within five days. If she does not agree to do so, then the law will be signed by the Speaker of the Parliament Shalva Papuashvili, Echo of the Caucasus explains.

It also notes that in this case, the law could be published in early June.

Echo of the Caucasus writes that, according to the law, the relevant authorities must adopt bylaws within two months. At the same time, the Ministry of Justice of Georgia and the National Agency of Public Registry should take “preliminary logistical and other measures to implement the law.”

Starting in August, media outlets and non-profit organizations that received more than 20% of their income from abroad must re-register within a month as organizations “acting in the interests of a foreign state,” the article says.

Local Telegram channels report that protests have begun near the parliament in Georgia. MPs left the parliament building to the whistling of protesters, Paper Kartuli writes.

Author - Ihor Lontkivskyi 28.05.24

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