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Nicolás Maduro’s election victory was certified by the National Electoral Council (Consejo Nacional Electoral—CNE) on Monday in the midst of claims by the Venezuelan opposition of electoral fraud during Sunday’s presidential election. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has refused to recognize the outcome of the election and thousands of opposition members are protesting the results.

Exclusive photos from the presidential election on April 14, 2013.

Top stories this week are likely to include: Maduro narrowly wins Venezuela elections; U.S. senators to release immigration legislation; Guantánamo prison standoff escalates; Mexican teachers plan more protests this week; Chile’s Michelle Bachelet begins her campaign.

Durante la última década los venezolanos han vivido cada contienda electoral como una batalla en la que se juegan la vida o la muerte.

The whirlwind presidential campaign between Nicolás Maduro and Henrique Capriles Radonski is now officially over in Venezuela.

An ongoing effort to catalog electoral infractions in Venezuela since 1999.
The upcoming electoral process in Venezuela is unlikely to have an international observer capable of condemning unfair tactics.


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