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Georgian MPs Heavily Override Veto of ‘Foreign Influence Transparency Law’

Today, Georgia’s Parliament decisively overrode the May 18 veto of Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, and restored the Foreign Influence Transparency Law, which requires any NGO or media organization receiving a minimum of 20% of its funding from foreign sources, to register as “organization carrying out the interests of a foreign power.” The President now has five days to endorse the bill. If she doesn’t do so, the Speaker of Parliament will be able to sign it into law.

Foreign press and media, from BBC to Reuters to the New York Times, ritualistically reported (another term for “lie”) that some 80% of the 3.7 million Georgians oppose the law. They show demonstrators outside the Parliament clashing with police. But when it came to a vote, 84 MPs of the 150 members in Parliament voted to override the veto—not surprising, since the original votes were enough for an override—and only 4 members “carrying out the interests of a foreign power” voted to uphold it. The other MPs either abstained or were not present. Thus, only 2% of Georgian MPs voted to uphold the veto.

This will not stop the EU-NATO “color revolution” operations, which is increasing its efforts to topple this and other governments, such as of this South Caucasus nation bordering Russia, that the Anglo-Americans had sought to bring into EU-NATO, as they had with the 2014 neo-Nazi coup in Ukraine.