Sunday, October 17, 2021

Czech election: President Milos Zeman in intensive care after vote

Czech President Milos Zeman has been taken to hospital amid political upheaval after a surprise opposition win in parliamentary elections. The 77-year-old is a heavy smoker and former heavy drinker who uses a wheelchair and suffers from diabetes.

He was due to lead talks on forming a new government after yesterday’s vote. Prague’s Central Military Hospital Director said Mr Zeman is in intensive care for complications from a known condition. Mr Zeman was taken to hospital from the presidential chateau outside the capital Prague this morning, shortly after a meeting with Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

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