Argentina leader to get brain surgery
- Published: 8 Oct 2013 at 01.49
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Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner was to undergo surgery Tuesday to drain a brain hematoma, officials said, leaving her party in uncertainty in the run-up to this month's congressional elections.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks on August 14, 2013
Kirchner's spokesman revealed on Saturday that she had been diagnosed with a brain injury following an August 12 fall. Doctors treating her had initially prescribed 30 days rest.
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