December 12, 2013
Carlotto: A month since surgery, CFK could return on 'November 9, 10'
On Thursday 7 it will be a month since President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was forced to undergo surgery to have a blood clot removed with latest medical reports indicating time for the head of state to return to office might be coming soon. Human rights leader Estela de Carlotto said that time could be on “November 9 or 10.”
“It’s been said (it could be) November 9 or 10 for her reappearance. It will be a celebration for sure. She will have to take care of herself and we will have to help her. We are waiting to hug her, to see her,” the head of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights organization said.
In statements to a local radio station, Carlotto rejected as well versions alluding to an alleged cabinet reshuffle following the government’s defeat in some key electoral districts on October 27 midterms. “I don’t think that something will be changed at this moment unless it results convenient to appoint someone in a different position,” Carlotto considered but pointed out she had "no intervention in government's affairs."
By the end of last week, the Fundación Favaloro clinic where Fernández de Kirchner has been receiving medical treatment since she was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma last month released a new report saying that the President continues to show a “favourable evolution” and that authorities will be “defining” whether she can return to official duties once a month since the operation is marked.