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Opposition demands a full recount of votes a day after poll results declared interim-president Nicolas Maduro as winner.
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One day after Venezuela’s tight election results were announced, the opposition is not backing down in its demand for a full recount of the votes.

Election authorities say the government of interim President Nicolas Maduro won with a margin of less than 300,000 votes.

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles told his supporters on Monday to bang pots and pans to draw attention to election irregularities, and the sound of clanking metal resonatated through Caracas, even in working-class neighbourhoods where government support had previously been guaranteed.

"The counting of the votes was unfair," Cynthia Aguilar, a student demonstrating with the opposition, told Al Jazeera. "The people will start to rebel and realise the truth."

Opposition supporters rallied in the upmarket Altamira square district on Monday afternoon, while government partisans congregated at the office of the National Electoral Council.

"Capriles is being very irresponsible by not recognising his loss," Michel Mujica, an electrician and government supporter, told Al Jazeera.

"If I was Capriles, I would be ashamed. He lost to [former president Hugo] Chavez in October and now he lost again to Maduro."

Leaders on both sides have called for calm, but it seems that Venezuela's political divide will only sharpen in the coming days.


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Opposition supporters partially block a main road in Caracas as they demand a recount following the victory ofNicolas Maduro.



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The election process was unfair as state resources were used by the Socialist Party, opposition supporters say.



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The opposition believes their candidate Henrique Capriles, the governor of Miranda State, should be president.



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"We need a recount," said Carolina Insua as she rallied with her family in Altamira square, an upmarket area in Caracas. "I am worried the situation could spin out of control, but I am hopeful Capriles will attain his objectives."



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Government supporters Victor Guzman, a security guard and Michel Mujica, an electrician, believe Capriles should admit defeat.



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Moustaches similar to the one worn by Maduro were selling briskly during a pro-government rally.



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Town planner Alejamdra Escalona, second from left, believes Maduro should get on with the job of governing Venezuela, despite the claims by the opposition.



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Both opposition and government supporters brought their children to the rallies.



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Nationalist images are widely used by both sides of Venezuela's partisan divide.




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Opposition supporters partially block a main road in Caracas as they demand a recount following the victory ofNicolas Maduro.

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The election process was unfair as state resources were used by the Socialist Party, opposition supporters say.

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The opposition believes their candidate Henrique Capriles, the governor of Miranda State, should be president.

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"We need a recount," said Carolina Insua as she rallied with her family in Altamira square, an upmarket area in Caracas. "I am worried the situation could spin out of control, but I am hopeful Capriles will attain his objectives."

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Government supporters Victor Guzman, a security guard and Michel Mujica, an electrician, believe Capriles should admit defeat.

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Moustaches similar to the one worn by Maduro were selling briskly during a pro-government rally.

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Town planner Alejamdra Escalona, second from left, believes Maduro should get on with the job of governing Venezuela, despite the claims by the opposition.

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Both opposition and government supporters brought their children to the rallies.

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Nationalist images are widely used by both sides of Venezuela(***)s partisan divide.

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