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Capriles demands Venezuelan election recount

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Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles face off against riot police as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election, in Caracas
Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles face off against riot police as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election, in Caracas Reuters/Christian Veron

The results of this weekend's elections in Venezuela are being contested by Henrique Capriles, who came came second to the chosen heir of late president Hugo Chavez, 50-year-old Nicolas Maduro. Maduro, who won by a slim margin, has said he accepts his rival's demand for a recount. Natalia Brandler a Venezuelan political analyst based in Paris, discusses Capriles's request.