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Argentine President Christina Fernandez comfortable after brain surgery

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Argentine President Christina Fernandez comfortable after brain surgery

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Argentine President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner has undergone surgery to treat bleeding of the brain. The operation took two hours and is considered low risk.

The president is expected to remain in intensive care for the next 48 hours and stay in hospital until the end of the week.

Her spokesperson Alfredo Scoccimarro addressed the crowds outside the hospital in Buenos Aries: “The surgery went very, very well. The president is already in her room. She is in good spirits and says hello to everyone.”

She went into hospital on Saturday for checks after complaining of headaches and an irregular heartbeat.

Medics then carried out a scan, which uncovered a subdural haematoma-bleeding between the brain and skull.