The Czech president ends up in hospital after the parliamentary elections
Czech President Milos Zeman has been taken by ambulance to a Prague hospital for intensive care following a meeting with caretaker Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who lost Saturday's parliamentary election to an opposition coalition.
The president's doctor, Miroslav Zavoral, told the media that Zeman had a deteriorating health as a result of his illness without giving much detail.
But will his health condition affect the formation of the new Czech government?
The role of the president is largely ceremonial, but he has the right to choose which political leader should launch efforts to form the next government. Earlier Sunday, Mr Zeman met with Mr Babis, his close ally, but the prime minister made no comment after the meeting, VOA reports.
The centrist ANO (Yes) party, led by Babis, narrowly lost the parliamentary elections to a three-party Liberal-Conservative coalition called the "Together".
The coalition received 27.8% of the vote, defeating Babis's party, which won 27.1% of the vote.