Caracas, Apr 15 – The candidate of Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) to the presidency of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, today won the elections to define the head of state in the period 2013-2019.
According to the National Electoral Council (CNE), with the result of 99.12 percent of polling stations, the socialist candidate won 50.6 percent of the vote cast (7 505 338 votes).
Meanwhile, the main candidate of the right, Henrique Capriles, nominated by the so-called Democratic Unity Table (MUD) received the 49.07 percent of the vote (7 270 403).
During the report of the results, the president of the CNE, Tibisay Lucena, said that these data were released when the trend is irreversible and the votes pending to count do not change the final balance of the process.
Lucena said the institution spoke with the candidates to communicate the report and urged people to remain calm, after successfully completing the Election Day.
Today Venezuela has spoken and did it strong, she added noting that now people has to act as a quiet after decided the fate of the country at the polls.
According to reports 18.9 million Venezuelans were eligible to vote, including about 100,000 abroad, to choose the new leader of the country.
The elections were called after the death of Commander Hugo Chavez, which occurred last March 5, and in compliance with the provisions of the Constitution.
Source: Prensa Latina