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Argentine president admitted to hospital with fever


Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been admitted to hospital in Buenos Aires with what’s been described as an infectious fever”.

Only last month the 61-year-old, who is in her second term as president, took several days off with a sore throat. This latest bout of ill health also follows brain surgery a year ago.

Kirchner is the widow of former President Néstor Kirchner and was first elected president in October 2007, becoming Argentina’s first elected female president.

She won re-election in October 2011 with 54.1 percent of the vote. She will not be able to run in next year’s election due to a constitutional limit that allows only two consecutive terms.

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