Chavez's ally Maduro wins in Venezuela, opposition protests
Daniel Wallis and Andrew CawthorneCARACAS (Reuters) - Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver who became late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's protege, narrowly won Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday but his rival refused to accept the result and demanded a recount.
The controversy raised fears of political unrest in Venezuela, an OPEC nation of 29 million people with the world's biggest oil reserves, although there was no immediate trouble.
Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles said he did not recognize official results giving Maduro 50.7 percent support versus 49.1 percent for him, a difference of just 235,000 ballots.
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"Chavez's ally Maduro wins in Venezuela, opposition protests", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 10/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/chavez-s-ally-maduro-wins-in-venezuela-opposition-protests