These are the irreversible results that the Venezuelan people have decided with this electoral process,” Tibisay Lucena, the head of the electoral council, said as she read the result on national television late Sunday.
Mr. Maduro gave a defiant speech that suggested little willingness to make concessions. “We have a just, legal, constitutional and popular electoral victory,” he said.
Mr. Capriles was equally defiant. “We are not going to recognize the result until every vote is counted, one by one,” Mr. Capriles said. “The big loser today is you, you and what you represent,” he said, referring to Mr. Maduro. via – NYTimes.com.