Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili on Thursday said she would veto the bill On Assemblies and Manifestations which limits the freedom of assembly and expression.
“The frivolous and cynical statements of the parliamentary majority are a disrespect to the society,” she went on.
Zourabichvili stressed she would veto any laws that “go against the nation’s democratic building and the spirit of the European Union’s recommendations.”
Earlier today, the Georgian Dream (GD) Chair, Irakli Kobakhidze, said the bill On Assemblies and Manifestations would not be sent to the President as it was adopted based on Article 36.
Later, GD faction Chair, Mamuka Mdinaradze deemed Kobakhidze’s statement “one simple joke” leading to “the collapse of the opposition, the President, and her representatives in half an hour.”