Clashes After Venezuela’s Election

    Opposition supporters shout slogans against Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 15, 2013. National Guard troops dispersed students protesting the official results of Venezuela's disputed presidential election. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has challenged his narrow loss to Nicolas Maduro and is demanding a recount. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Opposition supporters in Caracas on Monday. (Fernando Llano/AP)

    There was no victory party for supporters of Nicolás Maduro, Hugo Chávez’s chosen successor. Maduro won by a razor-thin margin, and his opponent, Henrique Capriles Radonski, demanded a recount. When he was denied one, he called on his supporters to protest, which led to clashes with National Guard soldiers. Maduro won by 262,000 votes out of more than 14.8 million cast. “If you go, in a cowardly way, to be certified today, you are an illegitimate president,” said Capriles.

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