Vystrčil slams Babiš and Zeman after Blatný sacking

The speaker of the Czech Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, has hit out at Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and President Miloš Zeman, a day after the former fired Jan Blatný as health minister, a move demanded by the head of state. The Senate chief said on Thursday that Mr. Babiš behaved in an erratic and ruthless manner towards colleagues facing the greatest responsibility with regard to the Covid epidemic.

Mr. Vystrčil said it was unacceptable for officials such as the president to ridicule people or express contempt for their endeavours or intelligence, describing this as an expression of the deepest decline.

Author: Ian Willoughby