Venezuela Presidential Election 2013 Results: Capriles and Maduro Supporters Are Optimistic


As Venezuelans, and the world, await the official results from the 2013 Venezuelan presidential elections, both Comandos (campaigns) remain optimistic about their respective candidate's chances to become the next president of Venezuela. Chavista Nicolas Maduro, whose Twitter account the Venezuelan government says was hacked by foreign trolls, has been the long-favored because of support from lovers of the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez — who died from cancer in March, after being elected for a third six-year term last October. However, recent gaffes from Chavez's successor seemed to have fueled a late surge by Capriles who remains optimistic through his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Officials results are expected any minute.