Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela presidential election

Venezuelans vote for Nicolas Maduro, handpicked by... more

Venezuelan presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro celebrates after the official results gave him victory in Caracas on 14 April. Maduro, handpicked heir to Hugo Chavez won a tight election with 51% of votes, the electoral authority said. Reuters
1/5Venezuelan presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro celebrates after the official results gave him victory in Caracas on 14 April. Maduro, handpicked heir to Hugo Chavez won a tight election with 51% of votes, the electoral authority said. Reuters
Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores before the voting. Venezuelans went to the polls to decide whether to continue late President Hugo Chavez’s hardline socialism or hand power to a challenger vowing business-friendly changes. Reuters
2/5Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores before the voting. Venezuelans went to the polls to decide whether to continue late President Hugo Chavez’s hardline socialism or hand power to a challenger vowing business-friendly changes. Reuters
Supporters of Nicolas Maduro cheer after the election results in Caracas. This is the second time in a year that Venezuelans have voted in a presidential election. Late president Hugo Chavez, in October, celebrated a triumphant re-election. AFP
3/5Supporters of Nicolas Maduro cheer after the election results in Caracas. This is the second time in a year that Venezuelans have voted in a presidential election. Late president Hugo Chavez, in October, celebrated a triumphant re-election. AFP
Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles waves after casting his vote in Caracas. Capriles, 40, representing a coalition of opposition parties got 49.1% against Maduro who got 50.7%. AFP
4/5Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles waves after casting his vote in Caracas. Capriles, 40, representing a coalition of opposition parties got 49.1% against Maduro who got 50.7%. AFP
In this file photo taken on 17 October 2006, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks with the then Venezuelan foreign minister Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Maduro was handpicked by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to be his successor AFP
5/5In this file photo taken on 17 October 2006, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks with the then Venezuelan foreign minister Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Maduro was handpicked by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to be his successor AFP
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