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Maduro Wins in Venezuela, But Welcomes Audit of Close Election


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Maduro Wins in Venezuela, But Welcomes Audit of Close Election

Jon Queally, staff writer

Hugo Chavez's former vice-president Nicholas Maduro has won a closer-than-expected victory over his opponent in Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela.

According to the country's National Electoral Council, Maduro won took 50.66 percent of the vote and his rival, Henrique Capriles, came closer than most expected with 49.07 percent.