published: 05.03.2013, 12:08 | updated: 05.03.2013 12:25:38
Prague - Outgoing Czech President Vaclav Klaus said today he is convinced that the Senate´s high treason complaint against him is not motivated by any real wrongdoing of his and that a political clash should not reach this level.
Klaus, launching his new book, told journalists at Prague Castle today that he is unhappy about how deep politics has declined in the country.
The Constitutional Court (US) received the first high treason complaint against the president in modern Czech history today.
The senators said they filed the complaint mainly over Klaus´s New Year amnesty, one article of which halts criminal proceedings in high-profile corruption and financial fraud cases.
They also explained the complaint by Klaus´s failure to sign the addendum to the Lisbon Treaty on the new rescue fund of the euro zone, delays in signing an addendum to the European Social Charter and his failure to appoint new US judges.
"I am fully convinced that the Senate complaint is not really about my real deeds or wrongdoings. I even have the suspicion, and this is almost the saddest about it, that the senators know this well," Klaus said.
Klaus's second and last term of office ends on March 7.
The court could deliver its decision on the Senate complaint by end-March.
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