Nicolas Maduro was re-elected the president of Venezuela with a voter turnout of 46.01 percent, head of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena said after the body had processed 92.6 percent of ballots.
"With 92.6 percent of ballots processed and a 46.01-percent turnout, we can say that Nicolas Maduro obtained 5,823,718 votes, Henri Falcon got 1,820,552 and Javier Bertucci 952,000 votes," Lucena said.
Lucena said that Maduro had been re-elected the Venezuelan president having received 68 percent of votes.
Venezuela held presidential elections on Sunday. This year four candidates ran for the presidency: incumbent President Nicolas Maduro, Reinaldo Quijada, who supported Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez but is dissatisfied with the current government, opposition leader Falcon and Evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci.
Opposition leader Henri Falcon announced earlier that he does not recognize the results of the vote due to alleged mass electoral violations.
In his turn, Nicolas Maduro urged other candidates to reestablish communication, also adding, that foreign states had to give up their interference in the situation.Sputnik