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On Sunday April 14, Bolivarian candidate Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential election by a narrow margin. With 99.12% of the votes counted, there was a 78.71% turn out, with Maduro receiving 7,505,378 votes (50.66%), and Capriles 7,270,403 votes (49.07%). Opposition candidate Capriles declared that he does not recognise the result and demanded an audit of 100% of the vote.

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We will be reporting on the presidential election, results and reactions

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Millions of people turned out for the closing election rally of the Bolivarian candidate filling 7 huge avenues in the centre of Caracas ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Here's a pìcture gallery from the "Hugo Chávez" Campaign Commando

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This article appears in the April edition of Labour Briefing. It is almost an impossible task to summ up the legacy of Hugo Chávez in 650 words, but that was the space which was available.

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Today, March 5, at 4.25 pm local time, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died. This was announced by Vice President Maduro.

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