The Czech President Milos Zeman was taken to an intensive care unit on Sunday, a day after the country held a general election, his doctor said.

“At the moment, the patient is hospitalised at an intensive care unit of Prague’s Military University Hospital,” Zeman’s doctor Miroslav Zavoral told reporters, adding he could not yet publicise the diagnosis.

The president, who plays a critical role in nominating any future prime minister, was taken to hospital by ambulance shortly after meeting Babis and appeared to be unconscious upon arrival, with someone seen holding up his head.

His doctor said he was in intensive care, while the Blesk tabloid quoted Zeman’s office head Vratislav Mynar as saying that he “fell asleep during the transport, that’s all. He wasn’t unconscious”.

The DNES broadsheet wrote later on Sunday that Zeman, who has liver problems according to local media, was in a stable condition and could spend up to three weeks in hospital

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