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Argentine President Returns to Work

Via the BBC:  Argentine president back at work after brain surgery

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has returned to work after undergoing brain surgery.

Ms Fernandez held meetings with officials and Vice-president Amado Boudou, who led the administration during her six-week convalescence.

She has also released a video message, thanking those who supported her during "difficult moments".

The president, 60, had surgery on 8 October to remove a blood clot on her brain found during routine checks.

Kirchner is in her second term in office, which expires in 2015.

Her allies suffered heavy losses in the 27 October vote, and Ms Fernandez had her majority in Congress reduced.

That put an end to any speculation that she may try to amend the constitution to allow her to run for a third term in office.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter