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Venezuelan opposition leader challenges Maduro’s win in court

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles challenged President Nicolas Maduro’s narrow election victory before the Supreme Court on Thursday, prolonging what appears to be a futile effort to overturn last month’s vote.

Capriles refused to accept the results of the 14 April vote for a successor to late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and called on supporters to take the streets. That led to unruly demonstrations in which the government says nine people died.  Few expect Capriles to win a favorable ruling from the court, which the opposition says is controlled by the ruling Socialist Party. He may also go to international tribunals, though most countries have recognized Maduro’s win.

‘This appeal seeks to annul the elections and request new presidential elections in Venezuela,’ said a lawyers representing the opposition.
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