The wife of Czech President Milosz Zeman Ivan told reporters on Thursday that her husband was in hospital and his treatment took time. She considered speculation about the president’s health to be unethical. The 77-year-old politician was transferred to intensive care on Sunday.
The attending physician and director of the Central Military Hospital Miroslav Zavoral did not disclose the diagnosis with which he admitted the patient to the intensive care unit. He justified this with the patient’s refusal to publish such information.
President Zeman’s wife takes the floor
At the meeting with the media, organized by the Chancellery of the President of the Czech Republic, the president’s wife, Ivan, was accompanied only by the daughter of Katarzyna. There were no office clerks. Zemanova did not give any details about her husband’s illness. Journalists were also not allowed to ask questions.
– I can confirm that he (President Zeman – ed.) Is currently undergoing treatment that will last a long time. I find speculation on diagnoses and forecasts to be highly unethical to say the least, said the Czech First Lady and asked for patience and time for the president to regain his strength. “He is not the only president who fell ill while in office, so once again I am asking for tolerance,” said Zemanova.
Elections to the Chamber of Deputies
77-year-old Zeman was transported to hospital a day after the elections to the Chamber of Deputies. As is customary, after the elections, the head of state should entrust the mission of forming a new government and has the constitutional obligation to convene the first session of the new parliament on the 30th day after the elections at the latest.
In connection with the date of the first session of the new Chamber of Deputies, its chairman, Radek Vondraczek, said on Czech Television that the president had personally signed the document convening the first parliamentary session on November 8. According to the constitution, on the same day Prime Minister Andrej Babisz must resign his entire cabinet to the president. Zeman has so far not entrusted any politician with the mission of creating a new cabinet.
Without waiting for events to unfold, politicians from the two party blocks SPOLU and PIRSTAN, which have 108 seats in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies, began talks on the appointment of a new government on Wednesday.
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