Bernie Sanders forced to suspend his campaign for medical reasons

Victim of a malaise on Tuesday, the candidate for the Democratic nomination for the American presidential election of 2020 had to be operated for a blocked artery. He canceled his appointments for the next few days.

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Bernie Sanders at a meeting in Hooksett, New Hampshire, on September 30th.
Bernie Sanders at a meeting in Hooksett, New Hampshire, on September 30th. Brian Snyder / REUTERS

His health problems may well be the reason for his campaign. Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for the White House, was forced to suspend his campaign for a few days after suffering an intervention for a blocked artery, announced Wednesday, October 2 his team.

"At a campaign event last night, Senator Sanders felt a chest discomfort. During medical examinations, he was found an artery blocked and we managed to ask him two stents (vascular expanders) "The candidate's campaign team, traveling to Las Vegas during his discomfort, said in a statement.

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"His morale is good"

"The senator speaks and his morale is goodJeffrey Weaver, his senior adviser, said in a statement. He will rest over the next few days. We cancel his appointments and appearances until further notice. "

The very left-wing senator from Vermont, an unfortunate candidate for the Hillary Clinton nomination in 2016, is the doyen of Democratic candidates who hope to drive Donald Trump out of the White House in November 2020. He has remained so far in the leading pack for the Democratic nomination, with two other septuagenarians, former Vice President Joe Biden (76) and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (70). His team did not say whether he would participate in the next televised debate that will bring together 12 Democratic candidates on October 15, at an Ohio university.

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