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Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, November 2005 (epa)
April 3, 2006 -- Ariel Sharon, still comatose after a stroke, will undergo surgery tomorrow to close a hole doctors made in his head during previous operations.
The 78-year-old, still officially prime minister, was hospitalized in January after a brain hemorrhage. He's since been in what doctors call "critical but stable condition."
Since the stroke, Sharon has undergone several operations, including brain surgery to stop bleeding and the removal of some of his intestine. He remains unconscious at a hospital in
Sharon was replaced by interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Olmert is expected to succeed Sharon in the official capacity of prime minister in the coming weeks.