Pictures of protests in Venezuela over the fraudulent results of yesterday’ elections. The results, giving Chavez’ appointed heir Maduro 7.5 million (50.6%) votes vs. Capriles 7.2 (49.2%) leaves the country strongly polarized, but more importantly, has been contested and gone unaccepted by the opposition, which claims victory.
After requesting a vote recount, Maduro briefly accepted before going back on his word, even with international pressure from the OAS and countries such as Spain to count the votes.
Today, Venezuela wakes with mass protests, as Maduro is being proclaimed president at lightning speed, and the populace gathers around regional HQs of the Consejo Nacional Electoral (National Electorial Council/College) to demand the recount.
Warning for some graphic images.