Venezuela’s interim President Nicolas Maduro sits as he waits for the official ceremony at the Electoral Council to certify his victory on Sunday’s presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 15, 2013. Venezuela’s government-friendly electoral council has quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez’ hand-picked successor. Nicolas Maduro was elected by a margin of 50.8 percent to 49 percent over challenger Henrique Capriles.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.