Hugo Chavez

Chavez's Condition Upgraded to "Favorable"

Regional elections in Venezuela this weekend

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Venezuela's president recovering process has gone from stable to favorable, according to the latest medical report from Havana, Cuba, delivered Thursday night.

President Hugo Chávez underwent a six-hour cancer surgery Tuesday, the fourth in 18 months, during which he suffered bleeding that required the use of "corrective measures" and kept the entire nation on edge for 24 hours

The new announcement was made by vice president and appointed successor Nicolás Maduro during a rally held in Aragua, ahead of the regional elections to be held Sunday nationwide. After reading from a medical report, the crowd erupted in jubilation, with thousands of them chanting "He shall live, he will live, the Commander will live."