The exit polls in the Venezuelan election showed a victory for Mr. Capriles of around 4-5 percent, and in the Province of Carabobo of 13-15 percent. The election showed a historically high turnout of 80% of the nearly 19 million registered voters, in a country where voting is not mandatory.
However, when the Central Election Committee (CEC) presented its result it gave Mr. Chavez 54.42 percent and Mr. Capriles 44.97. This result was published by the CEC before they had received the acts. (more…)