Former British Prime Minister &to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/365/16306_Thatcher.html' target=_blank>Margaret Thatcher was admitted to hospital on Wednesday after feeling faint.
Thatcher, who governed Britain from 1979 to 1990, turned 80 in October and has grown frail in recent years following a series of small strokes. The Conservative Party said she would be kept in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London overnight as a precaution and doctors were confident she would be well enough to leave Thursday morning.
Hospital spokesman Mark Purcell said Thatcher had been brought to the emergency room about 5 p.m.
"She has had a number of tests and she will remain in hospital overnight as a precaution. She will be assessed by doctors in the morning," he said. "Her condition is stable and comfortable and she is now resting," reports ABC News.
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