Houses of Parliament to seek second report on Zeman’s health before votes

The two houses of the Czech Parliament will seek another report from the Central Military Hospital in Prague on the health state of President Miloš Zeman before any vote to activate article 66 of the constitution, which would remove his powers on the grounds of incapacity. Likely next Czech prime minister Petr Fiala of the Civic Democrats said on Tuesday that this would be the preferred course of action.

The Senate is likely to vote on removing the president on November 5 and the Chamber of Deputies should do so at some date after it is convened on November 8.

A previous report from the hospital, made public on Monday, stated that the head of state was at present incapable of carrying out his duties.

Author: Ian Willoughby