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Venezuela threatens retaliation in vote row with US

AFP, CARACAS

The reshuffled Cabinet comes as Maduro grapples with the implications of a near-loss at the polls. An estimated 700,000 voters swung to Capriles following his 11-point loss to Chavez in the presidential elections in October last year.

By contrast, Maduro won with a 1.8 percentage point-margin.

Venezuelan National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello, the second-most powerful Chavista figure after Maduro, on Sunday said he had ordered an internal review within the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela to try to understand what happened.

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