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Mon April 15, 2013
We Have A Winner In Venezuela, Or Do We?
Nicolas Maduro, heir to the late Hugo Chavez, appears to have won Venezuela's presidential election.
But it's by a margin so thin that opposition candidate Henrique Capriles is challenging the legitimacy of the results, demanding a full recount.
Maduro, acting president since Chavez's March 5 death, held a double-digit advantage in opinion polls just two weeks ago, but electoral officials said he received just 50.7 percent of the votes compared to 49.1 percent for Capriles. With nearly all ballots counted, that's a difference of about 300,000 votes.
The Miami Herald's Jim Wyss has been following the results in Venezuela from the capital of Caracas, and tells us what happens next.