15 April 2013, 08:57

Venezuela's Henrique Capriles says Maduro lost election, wants every vote recounted

Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll.

Mr. Maduro, who was chosen by the late Hugo Chavez as his successor, won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

The electoral commission said the results were "irreversible."

Mr. Capriles said he refused to accept the result without a recount, and said he believed that Mr. Maduro had lost the election.

Earlier, Mr. Capriles had suggested there was an attempt to doctor the result.

Voice of Russia, BBC

 

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