Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili refused to sign a law abolishing quotas for women on party lists in parliamentary elections, Speaker of Parliament Shalva Papuashvili said at a meeting of the Parliament Bureau, Report informs via TASS.

“We have received a veto on changes to the electoral code regarding gender quotas. We will refer this issue to the Legal Affairs Committee, which will consider it, and only then bring it to the plenary meeting,” Papuashvili said.

If parliament overrides the president’s veto, the law will again be sent to the president for signature. If Zourabichvili refuses to sign the law for the second time, the speaker of parliament will sign it, after which it will come into force.