Czech President Milos Zeman discharged from hospital
Czech President Milos Zeman was discharged Thursday from the Czech capitals military hospital after his condition improved.Zeman, 77, was rushed to the clinic on Oct. 10, a day after the election for the lower house of parliament, to be treated in an intensive care unit.
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Zeman, 77, was rushed to the clinic on Oct. 10, a day after the election for the lower house of parliament, to be treated in an intensive care unit. His condition was attributed to an unspecified chronic disease.
The hospital said Thursday it would have preferred Zeman to remain hospitalised, but accepted his decision to leave due to a "significant improvement'' in his condition.
The president will recuperate at the presidential chateaux in Lany, just west of Prague.
Zeman is a heavy smoker and drinker who has suffered from diabetes. He has trouble walking and has been using a wheelchair.
As president, Zeman has a key role in establishing a new government following the election. On Friday, he's set to swear in Petr Fiala, the leader of a coalition that won the election, the country's new prime minister.
A three-party, liberal-conservative coalition known as Together, composed of the Civic Democratic Party, Christian Democrats and the TOP 09 party, led the election with a 27.8per cent share of the vote.
The five parties have signed a deal to rule together. It wasn't immediately clear when Zeman might appoint the entire government.
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