Czech upper house votes to impeach president Klaus

The decision by the Senate, dominated by left-wing opponents of Klaus, refers the president to the Constitutional Court to rule whether he violated the constitution by granting a wide-ranging amnesty in January, and other acts.

Czech upper house votes to impeach president Klaus

World Bulletin / News Desk

The upper house of the Czech parliament impeached outgoing President Vaclav Klaus for treason on Monday, a dramatic but largely symbolic act showing the deep divisions the eurosceptic leader opened up within Czech society.

The decision by the Senate, dominated by left-wing opponents of Klaus, refers the president to the Constitutional Court to rule whether he violated the constitution by granting a wide-ranging amnesty in January, and other acts.

Last Mod: 04 Mart 2013, 16:46
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