At today’s meeting in Lány, Tomio Okamura, chairman of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement, told President Miloš Zeman that a referendum law, including the possibility of voting to withdraw from the European Union or the North Atlantic Alliance, is a condition for any negotiations on the government. (NATO). He asked the head of state to inform Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Okamura told reporters.
If the SPD movement were part of the post-election negotiations on the government, it would be an insurmountable condition, Okamura said. “The president has no problem with this point, he is also a supporter of the referendum,” he said. The head of the SPD also asked Zeman about his estimate of the election results, he did not tell him to the journalists. The parliamentary elections will take place on October 8 and 9.
Okamura and Zeman agreed that this year’s departure of Allied troops from Afghanistan is a great disgrace to NATO. “Our questions confirm whether this union has a future at all, if it approaches its activities in this way. The SPD movement is known for not wanting the Czech army to participate in foreign missions. The army’s strategy should be changed to defend the Czech territory and Czech citizens, “Okamura said.
Zeman was released today from the Central Military Hospital in Prague, where he spent eight nights. Doctors underwent several examinations in the first days, but found life-threatening problems according to the president’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček. They found that he suffered from mild exhaustion and dehydration, so he received an infusion. Prague Castle calls a stay in the hospital more than a week a reconditioning.
According to Okamura, the president is in good shape. “The president was in control to be fully prepared and fully in shape for the post-election negotiations,” the SPD chief said. According to him, negotiations on a new cabinet may be protracted also due to the new electoral law.