In Venezuela, Capriles will demand a recount

The President-in-charge and President-Elect of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said he will accept and adhere to any decision made by the National Electoral Council (CNE) in terms of reviewing the results of last Sunday’s elections.

Opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, said a team from his campaign will formally file a request for review on Wednesday; he has refused to accept results until a recount has been completed. Capriles said he is acting based on a series of irregularities he insists took place on election day, which could have affected “more than a million votes.”

According to initial results, Maduro won the election with 7,575,506 votes, only 1,83 percent above Capriles, who got 7,302,641 votes. The opposition leader had urged followers to gather on Wednesday in front of the CNE building but later cancelled it after Maduro banned it.

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