Election in Venezuela
Updated: Monday, April 15 2013, 10:03 AM EDT
VENEZUELA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Election officials say the man hand-picked to rule Venezuela by the late Hugo Chavez has narrowly won the race.
Nicolas Maduro campaigned on a promise to carry on Chavez's self-styled socialist revolution.
Officials say he defeated the opposition by only about 300,000 votes.
Henrique Capriles is refusing to accept the results and is demanding a recount.
Maduro was Chavez's Vice President and has been running the country since the late president's death.