According to the Senate Security Committee, Miloš Zeman is not fit to hold the office of President of the Republic. The Senate will decide on this proposal to remove Zeman as head of state next week.
According to the constitution, his possible verdict on Zeman’s incompetence to hold the presidency would have to be confirmed by the House.
According to Fischer, in his statements, Zeman showed, among other things, from the Vrbětice case that he is disoriented, miscites the constitution and interprets reality in a way that confuses consequence with cause.
“It is not acting in accordance with its promise, it is in violation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms towards the media,” said the chairman of the committee.
“Miloš Zeman is not able to exercise the function of President of the Republic. He is disoriented at many times, acting without coordination with the government,” said Fischer.
“We are witnessing that our constitutional order is no longer enough for a president who is disoriented, quotes the constitution incorrectly, does not remember that he is not the head of the police, or, for example, interprets reality in a way that confuses cause and effect,” Fischer added.
“Based on the information we have gained, we have come to the conclusion that we need to take this task seriously,” he added.
The president’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček on Twitter described the resolution as a false attack by an organized group of senators. “It is an attack on constitutionality, freedom, and democracy,” he wrote.
Zcela lživý útok organizované skupiny senátorů na prezidenta republiky 🇨🇿 je útokem na ústavnost, svobodu a demokracii.
Krok skupiny senátorů vyvolává vážné podezření z trestného činu podle § 310 Trestního zákoníku – rozvracení republiky. pic.twitter.com/VU87uqUVwE
— Jiří Ovčáček (@PREZIDENTmluvci) June 2, 2021
The Constitution states that “if the President of the Republic is unable to exercise his office for serious reasons, and if the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate decide to do so,” the powers of the Head of State pass to the Prime Minister, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
In 2019, Czech opposition lawmakers failed in a bid to remove President Miloš Zeman from office, after he was accused by the senate or upper house of parliament of abusing the country’s constitution on multiple occasions.
The opposition sought to use a 2013 amendment allowing the Constitutional Court to remove a head of state if after examining a case it finds a “blunt breach of the Constitution”.