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Brazil candidate Bolsonaro recovering after emergency surgery - hospital

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Brazil candidate Bolsonaro recovering after emergency surgery - hospital
FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro leaves an agribusiness fair in Esteio, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Diego Vara/File photo   -   Copyright  Reuters Photographer(Reuters)

SAOPAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian far-right and poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was recovering without complications after undergoing emergency surgery on Wednesday, a week after he was stabbed at a campaign rally, the hospital treating him said on Thursday.

The Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said in a written statement that late Wednesday’s surgery to repair an obstruction in Bolsonaro’s small intestines was successful and there were no complications.

(Reporting by Eduardo Simoes and Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Bernadette Baum)