Senator threatened over presidential election

Meanwhile, Christian Democrat senator Josef Kalbáč, who was also hospitalised during Saturday’s presidential election, claims he got into a skirmish with an unknown lobbyist who attempted to influence him ahead of the third vote. Senator Kalbáč said the incident upset him so badly he had to seek medical assistance. Karel Barták, another senator who absented himself from all three rounds of the presidential election, refuted claims that he had felt unwell, explaining that he refused to take part in a public vote on principle.

Author: Ruth Fraňková