Lawmakers have narrowly voted to charge outgoing President Václav Klaus with high treason. The upper house voted to refer the president to the constitutional court to rule on whether he had violated the constitution with a New Year amnesty. The wide-ranging measures were controversial as they resulted in multiple high-profile corruption cases being suspended. The worst punishment he faces is the loss of his presidential job, a role the 71-year-old must relinquish later this week having served two terms in office.