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Venezuela top court rejects challenge to Maduro win

(AFP) / 26 May 2013

In a ruling out Saturday, Venezuela’s Supreme Court rejected one of six challenges to the April 14 presidential election, which saw Hugo Chavez’s successor Nicolas Maduro win by a razor-thin margin.

Oficially, Maduro — the late president Chavez’s handpicked successor — won the controversial election by 1.49 percentage points. His rival, Henrique Capriles, has refused to concede.

The court that a lawsuit filed by Venezuelans living abroad that alleged fraud and government interference lacked details, was confusing, and contains ‘value judgments without the justification required under the law.’

The court must now answer legal challenges presented by the united opposition front that supported Capriles’s candidacy.

In their first case, the opposition calls for a full election do-over on constitutional grounds, claiming the election was marred by ‘bribery, violence and fraud.’


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