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Ex president De la Rúa discharged from hospital after heart check

Ex president Fernando de la Rúa stands in court to face a bribery trial (file photo).

Fernando de la Rúawas released today from a Buenos Aires City private medical center where Argentina’s former president underwent a planned cardiological exam.

The 76-year-old showed up at the main entrance of the Instituto Argentino del Diagnóstico clinic located in the neighbourhood of Recoleta to address reporters along with his cardilogist, explaining he was in good conditions and that he was going home.

Earlier today, De la Rúa’s lawyer Valeria Corbacho told media the also ex mayor of BA City had been admitted to the clinic on Monday’s night where he underwent a coronary test.

“Luckily, Dr. De la Rúa’s health is very good, it has been an admission scheduled by his cardiologist. It was an exam that involved an admission of a few hours. It was absolutely planned,” the ex president’s legal representative added.

Fernando de la Rúa ruled the country from 1999 to 2001 when he resigned amid a historic social, political and economic crisis.

In 2012, he faced trial accused of bribing senators to approve a labour reform bill in 2000 but he was absolved last year. He has been also sent to trial for his responsibility in police brutality incidents that resulted in the killing of 5 protesters and more than 100 injured more than a decade ago. In December 2001, thousands of Argentineans took to the streets to protest against his government amid a severe economic crisis with skyrocketting unemployment and poverty rates that forced De la Rúa to resign. He was aquitted too.

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