Prague – Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged from the Czech capital military hospital on Thursday after his condition improved.
Zeman, 77, was rushed to the clinic on October 10, the day after the House of Representatives election, to receive treatment in the intensive care unit. His condition was due to an unspecified chronic illness.
The hospital said Thursday that Zeman wanted to stay in the hospital, but accepted his decision to leave for a “significant improvement” in his condition.
The president will recover at Ranny’s presidential chateau, just west of Prague.
Zeman is a heavy smoker and drinker suffering from diabetes. He has a hard time walking and is in a wheelchair.
As president, Zeman plays an important role in establishing a new government after the election. On Friday, he will swear to the elected leader of the coalition, Petr Fiara, the new prime minister of the country.
A free and conservative coalition of three parties, known as Together, consisting of the Civic Democratic Party, the Christian Democratic Party, and the TOP 09 party, led the election with a 27.8% share of the vote.
In collaboration with a liberal coalition of the Pirate Party and STAN (a group of mayors and independent candidates), he came in third with a 15.6% vote.
The new partnership will hold 108 seats in the 200-seat House of Representatives, entrusting populist Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his centrist ANO (YES) movement to opposition.
The five parties have signed a contract that governs them together. It was not immediately clear when Zeman would appoint the entire government.
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