November 25, 2021
Prague (Reuters)-Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged more than six weeks later, the Central Military Hospital (UVN) in Prague said Thursday.
Zeman, 77, was hospitalized on October 10 for complications of a chronic illness that doctors said was a liver condition that his office did not identify.
He was hospitalized the day after the parliamentary elections, and Zeman’s ally, led by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, was defeated by the centre-right coalition, weakening the president’s influence over parliament.
Zeman was initially treated in the intensive care unit, and doctors said the prognosis was uncertain. Congress prepared to discuss robbing his presidency, but Zeman’s condition improved a few weeks later.
He respected the election results and said he would appoint center-right leader Peter Fiara as prime minister and a subsequent cabinet on Friday.
The hospital said the president decided to continue treatment in Ranny’s hideout west of Prague, despite the hospital’s suggestion that he should stay.
The hospital said Zeman, his family, and his closest colleagues were informed of the potential risks and complications and recommended treatment in a specialized medical facility.
However, Zeman’s condition has been “significantly improved” and he said he respected his decision to “prioritize fulfilling constitutional obligations.”
Zeman was trying to improve relations between Russia and China before he was hospitalized, but his relations with Moscow spy on a failed investment plan and his relations with Beijing deteriorated.
The next government intends to strengthen China’s western orientation and strengthen relations with democracies, including Taiwan, which China claims to be territory.
Zeman’s second and final five-year term has 15 months left.
(Report by Jan Lopatka, edited by Alex Richardson and Timothy Heritage)
Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged 46 days later
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