June 13th, 2019
The Senate will debate a lawsuit against President Milos Zeman over his suspected gross violation of the constitution, as the initiator, senator Vaclav Laska, has collected the signatures of one third of the upper house members needed for the debate to start, news portal aktualne.cz has reported. If backed by three-fifths of the senators present and also by three-fifths of all members of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, the lawsuit would be lodged with the Constitutional Court. The lawsuit has won broad attention and has to be taken seriously, Laska told a press conference. He stressed that the Senate was the only institution which could file a lawsuit against the president, adding that if it remained silent, it would suggest that Zeman's actions had been legitimate.