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The 50-year-old former bus driver, whom Chavez named as his preferred heir before dying from cancer, edged out opposition challenger Henrique Capriles with 50.7 percent of the votes in Sunday's election, according to election board returns. Capriles took 49.1 percent, just 235,000 fewer ballots. Capriles, whose strong showing confounded most forecasts, refused to recognize the result and said his team had a list of more than 3,000 irregularities ranging from gunshots to the illegal reopening of polling centres.
he former deputy to the National Assembly (AN), Wilmer Azuaje, reported that several ballot boxes were found Monday in the Trunk 5 of Barinas. Tanks Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), the Plan República and regional police officers are in place. Azuaje confirmed Globovisión.com two public prosecutors presented in the Core 5. One of the prosecutors was identified as Maria Carolina Merchan, while the other would not give his name. Azuaje demanded the presence of representatives of the Regional Board of the National Electoral Council for a recount of the ballots, as the boxes were found open. He said that the polls belong to the Labor Workshop Special Children, located in Alto Barinas. Chief Republic Plan in the state said that the boxes with paper ballots allegedly fell off the lieutenant who was in charge of protecting the electoral material in mentioned polling, said Azuaje. The former deputy also added that other polling places were located in the same situation in the way José Antonio Páez, at Barrancas, and Barinitas.
Maduro’s political career started as a union leader while he was a Caracas bus driver. He even drove himself in a bus to and from registering his candidacy for the presidency on 11 March, mocking the opposition who have attacked him for not having a university degree.
State television broadcast a call Maduro's followers to "accompany" e n an act of public proclamation at a central square in Caracas. The event will take place at 2:00 pm when they are expected to attend the ruling, as was the call of Maduro during his speech last night, which urged people to stay in the streets and celebrate until Friday