His mandate runs until 2019 and he has promised to continue the socialist policies of his predecessor.
Venezuelan right wingers appear to accept Capriles will lose, but they may question the election's legitimacy and somehow have the results overturned with U.S. help.
On April 14, Venezuelans will elect a new president replacing Hugo Chavez Frias, who died on March 5.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who was favored by Chavez, is the presidential candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
The parliamentary elections carried out in Italy during the weekend of February 23-24 have created great worry in governments throughout Europe.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist and Communist Party of India bagged a total of 50 seats out of 60 in the state parliament.
Raul Castro was elected to his second term as Cuban president February 24, but he said it would be his last.
Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.
Rafael Correa won his third election to Ecuador's presidency on February 17, 2013.
At least 51 percent of candidates of Correa's Alianza Pais political party gained National Assembly seats. Never before in Ecuadorian history has a single party held a legislative majority.