Senate Security Committee: Zeman is incapable of being president

The Senate Committee on Security has proposed that Czech President Miloš Zeman is incapable of serving in his position, the Czech News Agency reported on Wednesday. The upper-house is therefore set to vote on whether the president should be removed from his function next week. If the Senate votes in favour of the motion, it will have to then pass through the Chamber of Deputies as well.

Senator Pavel Fischer, who chairs the committee, told the Czech News Agency that the president showed he is disorientated in the way he reacted to new information relating to the 2014 Vrbětice explosion and that he is not able to fulfill his presidential oath.

Prague Castle Spokesman Jiří Ovčáček called the Senate committee’s decision an attack on the constitutional order, freedom and democracy.

Author: Tom McEnchroe