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Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela's presidential election

Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela's presidential election
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro gestures during a press conference with Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki (not seen) in Tehran, Iran on October 5, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah) | License Photo

Nicolas Maduro beat Henrique Capriles Radonski in an election for the 2013-2019 Venezuelan presidential term on Sunday, El Universal reported.

National Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena said Maduro was elected President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela after winning 7,505,338 votes, the equivalent of 50.66 percent of the popular vote. The opposing candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski, won a total of 7,270,403 votes or 49.07 percent of the vote.

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"These are the irreversible results decided by the people in this election process," Lucena said, asking Venezuelans "to return to their homes peacefully and in the solidarity that characterizes us as Venezuelans."

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