Reference News Network reported on October 11 According to a report by Agence France-Presse on October 10 in Prague, after Czech President Milos Zeman was admitted to the hospital on the 10th, the country fell into an uncertain situation. The day before, Zeman’s ally, Prime Minister Andrei Babis suffered defeat in the Czech parliamentary elections.
According to reports, shortly after the meeting with Babis, Zeman, who played a key role in the selection of the prime minister, was rushed to the military hospital in Prague by ambulance. When he arrived at the hospital, it appeared that Zeman was unconscious.
Presidential doctor Miroslav Zavolal pointed out that Zeman was taken to the intensive care unit. According to Vladislav Minari, Director of the Office of the President, Zeman “fell asleep during the transfer. That’s it. He didn’t lose consciousness.”
According to the “Today” report, Zeman, 77, who has liver problems, is currently in stable condition and may stay in the hospital for three weeks.
Presidential press spokesman Izh Ovchacek said on Twitter that Zeman’s admission will not create obstacles to post-election negotiations.
The report pointed out that Babis wanted to maintain his power, even though he suffered a slight defeat in the face of the center-right alliance on the 9th.
The report noted that Zeman, who had been traveling in a wheelchair for several months, was less than a month after the last 8 days of hospitalization. Due to his health condition, he himself voted at the official residence on the 9th.
According to the Czech Constitution, if the two houses of parliament declare that the president is unable to perform his duties, the Speaker of the House of Representatives will appoint the head of government.
According to reports, Peter Fiala, the leader of the center-right coalition, has been preparing to form a government since the evening of the 9th, emphasizing that “the president needs to consider.”
Babis told the media: “Let’s see what Zeman will say. I am a manager and my position is in the government.”
(Original title: Foreign media: President Zeman is admitted to the intensive care unit of Czech politics or is in uncertainty)