CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro called for peace and said he would be willing for Sunday’s election result to be audited after officials said he took 50.76 percent of votes, compared to 49.07 percent for his rival Henrique Capriles.
“We don’t want violence, we want peace,” Maduro said in a speech to the nation.
“They (the opposition) want an audit, we welcome the audit ... I formally request the National Electoral Commission to carry out an audit.”
Reporting by Caracas newsroom; Editing by David Brunnstrom