Czech president released from hospital, will hold meetings

President Miloš Zeman has been released from hospital and is due to hold several meetings with government and opposition representatives at the official residence at Lány chateau on Wednesday.

The Czech head of state had spent the past eight days at the Central Military Hospital in Prague due to dehydration and mild fatigue.

President Zeman, 76, was a chain smoker and allegedly a heavy drinker until being diagnosed with diabetes in 2015. He suffers from diabetic neuropathy and has difficulty walking.

On Wednesday he is due to meet Finance Minister Alena Schillerová to discuss the 2022 draft state budget, before meeting with the heads of two opposition parties: Petr Fiala (Civic Democrats) and Tomio Okamura (Freedom and Direct Democracy).

Author: Brian Kenety