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Brazil Election Frontrunner Leaves Intensive Care

Brazil Election Frontrunner Leaves Intensive CareBrazil Election Frontrunner Leaves Intensive Care

Brazil’s far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was released from intensive care Sunday after undergoing surgery for complications from a stab wound he suffered while campaigning. The candidate, who had surgery to remove an intestinal blockage on Wednesday, has been moved to a “semi-intensive care unit,” doctors at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said, AFP reported. A leftwing assailant stabbed Bolsonaro, 63, on September 6 during a campaign walkabout in the town of Juiz de Flora in southeastern Minas Gerais state. He suffered deep wounds to his intestines and lost around 40% of his blood. In its statement Sunday, the hospital said Bolsonaro was “on a good clinical path, with no fever,” but that he continued to be fed intravenously.

 

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