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Argentine President Returning to Work After Thyroid Surgery


Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (file - Nov.3, 2011).

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (file - Nov.3, 2011).

Argentine officials say President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will return to work Wednesday following a cancer scare that led to the removal of her thyroid earlier this month.

Vice President Amado Boudou, who has been filling in for President Fernandez, says she will be returning "in full form."

The 58-year-old president was diagnosed with thyroid cancer just before Christmas and underwent surgery January 4. Later tests on the tissue revealed the initial diagnosis was wrong and the nodules found on her thyroid were benign.

President Fernandez took office in December 2007. She was re-elected last October.

Ms. Fernandez is the first woman elected president of Argentina.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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