Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, has eked out a surprisingly narrow victory in Sunday's special election to succeed his late predecessor, Hugo Chavez.
Venezuelan presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores celebrate after the official results gave him a victory in the balloting, Caracas, April 14, 2013.
Venezuela's opposition leader Henrique Capriles waves to supporters after a news conference at his campaign headquarters in Caracas, April 15, 2013.
A supporter of Nicolas Maduro holds a banner with an image of late President Hugo Chavez as he celebrates after the official results gave Mr. Maduro a victory in the balloting, in San Salvador, April 14, 2013.
Government supporters celebrate after results of the presidential elections were announced at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, April 15, 2013.