First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:03 PM on 4/23, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL | Lake City, FL | Lulu, FL

Tensions rise in Venezuela amid wait for election ruling

The Venezuelan flag (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
The Venezuelan flag (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/25/2013 4:50 pm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tensions are rising in Venezuela as opposition leader Henrique Capriles pressures the National Electoral Council to announce by day's end that it will permit a complete audit of the April 14 presidential election.

The council said last week that it would allow an audit of 46 percent of the vote not already audited. It said it would announce this week when it would start comparing vote tallies from each machine with the individual vote receipts from that machine.

Capriles is demanding the council announce Thursday that it will allow his team to also examine registers containing voters' signatures and fingerprints. 

State broadcasters interrupted his speech Wednesday night and the ruling party is increasingly threatening to prosecute him over violence that erupted after the vote, which the ruling party narrowly won.

©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville

No comments yet!
Jacksonville Current Conditions
64°
High 67° - Low 61°
Cloudy
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.