Venezuela Presidential Election 2013 Results: Maduro Wins By 200,000 Votes

Venezuela Presidential Election 2013 Results: Maduro Wins By 200,000 Votes

UPDATE: Nicolas Maduro claims victory 

The president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council, Tibisay Lucena, congratulated the Venezuelan people for "a pacific electoral process," in which an estimated 78.1% of eligible voters participated to "decide the destiny of the country in peace and through the democratic process." Here are the official results:

Nicolas Maduro: 7.505.338 votes (50.66%)

Henrique Capriles: 7.271.403 (49.07%)

Lucena said added that these results are "irreversible" but stopped short of naming Maduro as the next president of Venezuela. The difference between candidates is just of approximately 200,000 votes. 

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