- Czech President Milos Zeman has been admitted to hospital after the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election.
- CDK quoted a spokesman for the Central Military Hospital in Prague as saying.
The 77-year-old received the famous Prime Minister Andrzej Bobby for a 45-minute conversation at his home in Fort Lani near Prague.
Ziman is being treated in the intensive care unit, said Miroslav Zhavoral, director of the Central Military Hospital, at the CT station in the afternoon. The reason is complications related to chronic diseases of Germany. “We know the diagnosis so we can specifically target treatment,” the doctor said.
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections
In the parliamentary elections on Friday and Saturday, the Liberal-Conservative opposition won a clear majority of 108 out of 200 seats in the House of Representatives. After the election the president plays an important role because he orders the formation of a government. If the head of state is unclear, this task will be transferred to the chairman of the House of Representatives.
Zaman was released from the clinic in September after being hospitalized for eight days. He has been the President of his country since 2013. Prior to that he was Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 1998 to 2002. According to previous reports, he suffers from diabetes and is confined to a wheelchair with a nervous breakdown. He was the first Czech president to be directly elected by the people twice after the constitutional amendment.