Presidential elections in Venezuela

  • Nicolas Maduro, candidate of PSUV greets the people after vote on April 14, 2013 in Caracas, Venezuela. Orinoquiaphoto/STR / LatinContent/Getty Images

  • Opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles greets supporters after casting his ballot in the presidential election as he leaves a polling station in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Capriles is running for president against Nicolas Maduro, the hand picked successor of late President Hugo Chavez. Fernando Llano / AP

  • Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro greets supporters as he arrives to cast his ballot in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Maduro, who served as late President Hugo Chavez's foreign minister and vice president, is running against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Enric Marti / AP

  • Residents wait to enter a polling station where a nearby wall is covered with a mural of interim President Nicolas Maduro during the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, early Sunday, April 14, 2013. Interim President Nicolas Maduro, who served as the late President Hugo Chavez's foreign minister and vice president, is running against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Ariana Cubillos / AP

  • Opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles gestures from behind the voting booth as he casts his ballot in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Capriles is running for president against Nicolas Maduro, the hand picked successor of late President Hugo Chavez. Fernando Llano / AP

  • Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro gestures to supporters as he leaves a polling station after voting in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Maduro, who served as late President Hugo Chavez's foreign minister and vice president, is running against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Ariana Cubillos / AP

  • In New Orleans, Venezuelans from South Florida show their inked finger, prove that they voted in their country's presidentiall election. Teresa Frontado

  • Government supporters chant slogans praising Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at opposition supporters, outside a polling station that had remained open about 20 minutes past the allotted time, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Although no was waiting to vote, the polling station remained open past 6:00 p.m., until demands by a group of opposition supporters were met for the station to be closed. Voters were deciding Sunday whether to elect interim President Nicolas Maduro, who served as late President Hugo Chavez's foreign minister and vice president or opposition candidate Henrique Capriles in a special presidential election to replace Chavez who died of cancer on March 5. Ariana Cubillos / AP

  • Polling station delegates start the counting of votes in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Venezuelans went to the polls Sunday to choose the next president between Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro, and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Fernando Llano / AP

  • Polling station delegates start the counting of votes in a special presidential election, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Venezuelan voters were deciding Sunday whether to elect interim President Nicolas Maduro, who served as late President Hugo Chavez's foreign minister and vice president or opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, to replace Chavez who died of cancer on March 5. Ramon Espinosa / AP

  • Chavista militants and soldiers try to calm down a group of government supporters as opposition supporters take cover in the background, outside a a polling station that closed after remaining open about 20 minutes past the allotted time, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Although no was waiting to vote, the polling station remained open past 6:00 p.m., until demands by a group of opposition supporters were met for the station to be closed. Voters were deciding Sunday whether to elect interim President Nicolas Maduro, who served as late President Hugo Chavez's foreign minister and vice president or opposition candidate Henrique Capriles in a special presidential election to replace Chavez who died of cancer on March 5. Ariana Cubillos / AP

  • Opposition supporters react as they hear the official presidential elections results in Caracas, Venezuela, late Sunday April 14, 2013. Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday's special presidential election, edging the opposition leader Henrique Capriles by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced. Fernando Llano / AP

  • Venezuela's newly elected President Nicolas Maduro celebrates his victory after the official results of the presidential elections were announced, at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, late Sunday, April 14, 2013. Maduro, Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday's special presidential election, edging the opposition leader Henrique Capriles by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced. Ramon Espinosa / AP

  • Opposition supporters react as they hear the official presidential elections results in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday's special presidential election, edging the opposition's leader, Henrique Capriles, by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced. Fernando Llano / AP

  • Venezuela's newly elected President Nicolas Maduro and his wife, Attorney General Cilia Flores celebrate after the official results of the presidential elections were announced, at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Maduro, Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday's special presidential election, edging the opposition's leader, Henrique Capriles, by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced. Ramon Espinosa / AP

  • Opposition supporters react as they hear the official presidential elections results in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday's special presidential election, edging the opposition leader Henrique Capriles by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced. Fernando Llano / AP