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Parliament of Georgia has overcome presidential veto on the law on amnesty

2012-12-29 11:42

On Friday night, the Parliament of Georgia overcame the presidential veto Mikheil Saakashvili has imposed on the law "On amnesty", the News-Geogia reports. This is the first time in the history of Georgia, when the Parliament has overridden the veto of the President.


To overcome the presidential veto, the law requires the votes of 3/5 Members of Parliament.  91 MPs voted for overcoming the veto, 24 - against. MPs greeted the vote with applause.

Recall, yesterday it was reported that the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was going to veto the amnesty law passed by the parliament and providing the release of more than two thousand five hundred prisoners. He said this at a meeting with young people in Tbilisi.

According to him, the amnesty law applies to "Russian spies", the military trying to arrange a military coup in Georgia, and pedophiles not subject to recovery.


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