Nicolas Maduro is proclaimed President


Caracas, 15 Abr. AVN.- On Monday, the National Electoral Council (CNE) proclaimed Nicolas Maduro as the elected president of the Republic in the presidential elections on Sunday, getting 7,563,747 votes, equivalent to 50.75% of the vote.

The president of the Electoral Power, Tibisay Lucena, said the anti-Chavez former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, won 7,298,491 of the votes, representing 48.97%

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Venezuelan VP says he’s center of assassination plot

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said unidentified groups had entered the country with the aim of assassinating him and the head of the National Assembly as President Hugo Chavez recovers from cancer in Cuba.

Maduro provided no proof of the claim, made at a rally on Wednesday to mark the end of a dictatorship in the OPEC nation 55 years ago, but he said action would be taken shortly.

“For several weeks we’ve been following groups that have infiltrated the country with the aim of making attempts on the life of (Assembly head) Diosdado Cabello and my own,” Maduro told a crowd of red-shirted “Chavista” supporters. “They will not manage it against either of us.”

Chavez named Maduro as his preferred successor before he went to Cuba in early December for surgery, his fourth operation in 18 months for an undisclosed form of cancer in his pelvis that was first diagnosed in mid-2011.

It is the condescending language of an oligarchy that will never understand who we are, who Chavez is, who the people are.
– Nocilas Maduro

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