The Czech Senate will decide next week on the proposal of the Security Committee to remove President Milos Zeman from office.
This is reported by Czech Radio.
According to a statement from the Senate Security Committee, Zeman is not up to the job of president. The head of the committee, Senator Pavel Fischer, said that this was especially evident in Zeman’s reaction to the events surrounding the Vrbetice bombings, which Prague accused Russian agents of organizing.
“I have long considered Milos Zeman’s actions contrary to the Constitution. This culminated in his behavior during the crisis related to the Vrbetice bombing case. On April 28, 2021, all Senate factions instructed the Senate Committee on Foreign Policy, Defense, and Security to carefully examine what the President of the Republic did or missed in connection with the Vrbetice case. The Senate has the exclusive right to control the president and is therefore obliged to consider the actions of the president, “ Fischer said.
He also stressed that if the president is not able to perform his duties, it is appropriate to remove him from office.
According to Fischer, in his statements, not only on the bombing case, Zeman has shown that he is disoriented, misquotes the Constitution, and interprets reality in a way that confuses cause with effect.
“He does not act according to his oath, and in relation to the media violates the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms,” — said the head of the committee.
Recall that on April 24, after almost a week of silence, Zeman for the first time commented on the scandal about the involvement of GRU agents in the explosions at military warehouses in Vrbetice and said that the unequivocal involvement of Russian agents can be said after the investigation is completed.
A number of politicians were outraged by Zeman’s speech. In particular, they said that he disclosed information that could not be disclosed, and that his speech called into question the data released by the government, and “opened the door” to Russian disinformation.