— Fausta (@Fausta) April 15, 2013
The electoral board announcement was pushed back over and over, with the TV anchors talking on and on. Venevision even showed their entire crew.
By 11:10PM (10:40 Caracas time), Globovision said that no announcement could be made until the number of uncounted votes was smaller than the difference between the candidates, which, at that late hour pointed to a close election.
Finally, almost at midnight, after repeated appeals for calm, the announcement, as I predicted.
The shameful silence of Latin America’s democracies on Venezuela’s election. A Wash Post devastating editorial washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-r…
— Moisés Naím (@MoisesNaim) April 13, 2013
Over 370,000 null votes, and have not added overseas votes,
Hay + d 370 mil votos nulos y sin agregar votos del extranjero
— Diego E. Arria (@Diego_Arria) April 15, 2013
@NoticiasCaracol tweeted “Maduro got 7,505,338 votes, 50.66%, 234,935 more than opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, who got 7,270,403.”
Maduro logró 7.505.338 de votos, el 50,66% , 234.935 votos más que el candidato de la oposición, Henrique Capriles, que obtuvo 7.270.403
— Noticias Caracol (@NoticiasCaracol) April 15, 2013
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