Czech Republic's President Vaclav Klaus sits in the chair reserved for heads of state and waits to address the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
Czech upper house votes to impeach president Klaus
Posted : Monday, 04 March 2013 09:46AM
PRAGUE (Reuters) - 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 euroskeptic 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.
(Reporting by Robert Mueller; Writing by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Jon Hemming)
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