CARACAS, April 14 (Reuters) – Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver who became Hugo Chavez’s protege, was declared the winner of Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday but the opposition refused to accept the result and demanded a recount of all the votes.
Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles said he did not recognize the official results that gave Maduro 50.7 percent support versus 49.1 percent for him, a difference of just 235,000 ballots.
“Mr. Maduro, if you were illegitimate before, now you are even more loaded with illegitimacy,” Capriles said, adding that his team had identified more than 3,000 “incidents” during the voting.
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