Updated 28. 10. 2021 12:18
Prime Minister Andrej Babi (YA) will give a speech in the evening, the theme of which will be a national holiday commemorating the anniversary of the founding of independent Czechoslovakia. At 8:15 p.m., public service media as well as television or private servers will offer a few-minute speech. Every year, the celebration of the founding of the republic is mainly associated with the speech of the President of the Republic, which is traditionally performed in the evening in the Vladislav Hall of Prague Castle.
Babi told reporters he did not consult with the president on a national holiday. “It was a short speech, I thought it was appropriate,” he said. Regarding the state of health of the president, he noted that he was in contact with Miroslav Zavoral, director of the Central Military Hospital in Prague, where the president is located. “I talk to him (the director of VN) regularly. I hope the president is moved to a normal room, and then I will have the opportunity to visit him,” the prime minister said after a tribute ceremony in Prague’s Vítkov on Wednesday. commemoration of the founding of independent Czechoslovakia.
He added, however, that he had no more specific information about the state of the president’s health. He reiterated that the President does not need to take any constitutional steps until the inauguration meeting of the House of Representatives and when the current government must resign. “The president’s health condition is being handled unnecessarily, because now is not his turn, nothing is being delayed,” he said.
Zeman was hospitalized at the Central Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care, where an ambulance took him on Sunday, October 10, from the palace in Lány. According to the doctor who treated the president and director of VN Zavoral, the reason for hospitalization was the complications that accompany Zeman’s chronic illness. Prior to the president’s transfer to hospital, Prague Castle had repeatedly rejected claims that Zeman had serious health problems.
One week after being hospitalized, Senate President Miloš Vystrčil (ODS) announced based on information from the Central Committee that Zeman is now unable to perform his work duties due to health reasons. Therefore, the politicians began to discuss the possibility of transferring power from the head of state to the prime minister and the chairman of the DPR under Article 66 of the Constitution. Before that, they would like to request an updated report from the doctor on Zeman’s ability to hold the post. In recent days, the Central Committee has announced the formation of a multidisciplinary council, which will also assess the president’s situation.
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