[Epoch Times October 10, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Zhang Ting comprehensive report) Czech President Milos Zeman (Milos Zeman) was admitted to the intensive care unit (also known as intensive care) on Sunday (October 10) The ward) received treatment, which plunged Czech politics into uncertainty. The Czech Republic holds parliamentary elections on Saturday, and Zeman, as president, needs to lead political negotiations to form a new government after the election.
According to Reuters, the director of the Prague Central Military Hospital, Miroslav Zavoral, said that the 77-year-old Zeman was admitted to the hospital for complications related to an undisclosed chronic disease.
“We know the diagnosis accurately, which allows us to conduct targeted treatment,” Zavolal said, adding that he did not have the president’s approval and therefore could not disclose the details of the diagnosis.
Zavolal also did not say how serious the president’s condition was.
In the Czech Republic, the president should lead party leaders’ negotiations to form a new government after the election. According to the Constitution, if the President is vacant, the power of the President to appoint the Prime Minister will be transferred to the Speaker of the House of Commons.
On Sunday, shortly after Zeman met with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, reporters saw an ambulance leaving the presidential palace.
The President’s Office had previously stated that Zeman was ill. He spent eight days in the hospital last month, and the president’s office said at the time that his condition was not life-threatening, but he was dehydrated and slightly exhausted.
On Saturday (October 9), the Czech Republic held parliamentary elections. The center-right opposition coalition “Together” defeated the “Yes 2011” (ANO) party led by Czech Prime Minister Babis.
According to Reuters, it may take several months for the Czech Republic to form a government. According to the constitution, the president can appoint anyone as prime minister and instruct them to nominate a cabinet. The new cabinet must face a vote of confidence in the House of Commons within one month of its appointment.
Zeman said before the election that he would appoint the leader of the largest winning party, rather than a coalition, to try to form a government.
This will be the current Prime Minister Babis, because his ANO has won the most votes of any political party.
As an ally of Babis, Zeman has not commented on his next move since the election results were released.
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