Updates: 10.10.2021 12:53
Released: 10.10.2021, 12:50
Prague – Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) met for about an hour this morning at the castle in Lány with President Miloš Zeman. The meeting took place the day after the end of the elections, in which the government movement YES ended second behind the coalition Together formed by ODS, People’s Party and TOP 09. According to the Prime Minister, today’s meeting in Lány already concerned post-election negotiations. entrance. Shortly after the meeting with Babiš, the Central Military Hospital informed that the president had been hospitalized. The Lánský chateau was left by an ambulance described as a “mobile intensive care unit of the ÚVN”. The president’s attending physician, Miroslav Zavoral, will provide the media with a comment on the health of the head of state at 2 p.m.
The meeting between Zeman and Babiš was originally announced for tonight, but due to the president’s illness, it was not certain. Due to his health condition, Zeman canceled his participation in the debate on CNN Prima News, and in the end he met with Babiš. “The meeting is not about (post-election) talks, it was planned. As Hrad told me, the talks will not start until Wednesday,” Babiš said on Saturday.
Before the election, the president repeatedly stated that he would entrust the chairman of the strongest parliamentary club with negotiations on the government. He will have a YES movement in the new House. He did not comment on his next move in today’s statement. He congratulated the winners of the elections and all the deputies who were elected, regardless of political affiliation. “I wish them much success in their future work,” the president said in a statement.
The parties, together with another coalition of Pirates and Mayors and Independents, concluded a memorandum on Saturday evening, according to which the five entities want to form a joint government. He demands that the president entrust ODS chairman Petr Fiala with the task of forming a government.