Declared loser of Venezuela’s presidential election does not admit defeat

Posted at 9:56 PM, Apr 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-15 01:07:56-04

(CNN) — Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential election, according to a tally released by elections officials Sunday night. With 99% of votes counted, Maduro had won 50.6% of votes, National Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena said, calling the results “irreversible.”

Denouncing election irregularities, Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski said early Monday that he will not recognize the country’s presidential results “until every vote is counted.”