Klaus calls complaint a political attempt to tarnish his presidency

President Václav Klaus has said he is convinced the complaint against him was not motivated by any actions or actual wrongdoing on his part. Earlier, Mr Klaus had suggested the move to press charges for treason was an attempt by his political opponents to tarnish his presidency. If the Constitutional Court were to find that actions taken by Mr Klaus constituted treason, he would, under normal circumstances, suffer the loss of office. But given that the president steps down this week, such an outcome would be a mere formality. At the same time, some observers have noted that such a ruling could significantly weaken Mr Klaus’ political influence into the future.

Author: Jan Velinger