Chavez's battle for health, life continues: vice president

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Caracas, Ma Mar 1 (IANS) President Hugo Chavez is continuing his battle for "health and life" following his recent cancer treatment, said Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro Thursday.

The 58-year-old Chavez has been battling cancer since 2011. He was re- elected to another six-year term in October 2012, following a contentious campaign against a coalition of conservative parties.

The ailing president faces "delicate health condition" because he worked tirelessly without rest for the people, said the country's vice president during a public ceremonial event here, Xinhua reported.

Maduro did not elaborate on the health of Chavez, who, as reported by the Venezuelan authorities, remains hospitalised in a military hospital in Caracas, 11 days after returning to Venezuela.

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