Government approves removing power to name professors from head of state

The government have approved a law under which the ministers of education, defence and the interior would take over the president’s power to confer the title of professor. President Zeman said that the power should be removed from his office after earlier this year becoming embroiled in a row over his refusal to name Martin C. Putna a professor. Mr. Zeman cited the fact that Mr. Putna had carried a provocative sign in a Gay Pride parade.

Author: Ian Willoughby