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Argentina's Kirchner cleared by doctors post-surgery

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One month after surgery to remove a blood clot on her brain, President Cristina Kirchner has been cleared to resume work, officials in Argentina said on Saturday.

Kirchner was cleared by the Fundacion Favaloro Hospital after passing a battery of "neurological and neurosurgical tests" administered late Friday, said government spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro.

She is expected resume her official duties on Monday.

Doctors said Kirchner is prohibited from flying for the next month and will have to undergo follow-up cardiac testing to determine how heavy a workload she should take on as she resumes her official duties.

Doctors performed surgery on the 60-year-old leader on October 8 to remove a blood clot that had developed after she struck her head several months ago during a fall.

Since her surgery, Kirchner has been recovering at Los Olivos, the presidential residence on the outskirts of the Argentine capital.

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