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Chavez heir Maduro wins Venezuela presidential election

Socialist Nicolas Maduro, hand-picked successor of the late leader Hugo Chavez, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll.

Mr Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

Mr Capriles has demanded a recount, saying Mr Maduro was now "even more loaded with illegitimacy".

He said there were more than 300,000 incidents from Sunday's poll that would need to be examined.

Emily Buchanan reports.

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