Senate to consider activating Article 66 in early November

The Senate’s Committee for Organizational Matters will consider November 9 as a possible date for an extraordinary meeting of the upper chamber on the health of President Miloš Zeman and his ability to fulfil his duties as head of state, Senate chair Miloš Vystrčil told Czech Television on Sunday.

Mr. Vystrčil said that ahead of a debate on activating Article 66 on a possible transfer of the powers of the head of state to other constitutional officials, he would ask the Central Military Hospital for an update on the president’s condition.