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Czech President Zeman unable to perform duties

October 18, 2021
File picture of Czech President Milos Zeman.
File picture of Czech President Milos Zeman.

PRAGUE — Czech President Milos Zeman, 77, is "currently unable to perform any work duties due to health reasons," said Czech Senate Speaker Milos Vystrcil on Monday.

According to the Czech News Agency (CTK), the leadership of the country's Senate will meet on Tuesday with the chairs of the parliamentary parties to discuss the procedure for transferring the powers of the president during Zeman's indisposition.

Vystrcil also said that the long-term prognosis of Zeman's health condition was extremely uncertain.

Zeman is unlikely to return to his work duties in the weeks to come, Vystrcil said, referring to the Central Military Hospital's (UVN) statement.

Zeman has been hospitalized in intensive care unit at the UVN in Prague since Oct. 10. No details have been released except that he had complications related to an undisclosed chronic illness. — Agencies


October 18, 2021
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