A still from the video published by Vratislav Mynář to prove that he signed the convocation of the House of Representatives.
Zeman submitted the initiative to Justice Minister Pavlo Blažek at the end of June. He subsequently stated that he does not have the authority to review the initiative, so he will hand it over to the supreme prosecutor.
According to Zeman, the sabotage could have happened in September or November of last year.
“From the very beginning, it was a matter of false information about the real state of health of the President of the Republic, which ultimately initiated the process by which the most important representative of the sovereign people should be stripped of his constitutional powers, thereby damaging the constitutional establishment of the Czech Republic, for abuse of position people from the ranks of doctors, some senators, and even the academic community,” the president’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said earlier.
On October 10 last year, the day after the parliamentary elections, Zeman was transferred to the intensive care clinic of Prague’s Central Military Hospital (ÚVN). According to the doctors’ report, which was later received from the ÚVN and published by the head of the Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, Zeman was unable to perform his work duties at the time.
In addition, the long-term prognosis of his state of health was extremely uncertain, the doctors stated at the time. Some senators and deputies therefore began to think about temporarily transferring part of the powers of the president to the president of the House of Representatives and the government, according to Article 66 of the constitution. Some also criticized the way in which the castle office reported on Zeman’s hospitalization and health status.
Zeman announced efforts to transfer powers in mid-February in an interview for MF DNES for a coup attempt. In response, Vystrčil said that he acted as he was ordered by the constitution and as the President of the Senate should act if the public does not have information about the health of the highest constitutional official to which it is entitled.