7 dead in protests over results of Venezuela's presidential election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's chief prosecutor said seven people were killed and 61 injured in protests following presidential elections in which the opposition candidate is demanding a recount.

Prosecutor Luisa Ortega did not provide any details about the deaths or injuries, nor their location or date, or how they occurred. She said the seven killed were humble members of the working class, a suggestion that the opposition might be to blame.

The late Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, Mr Nicolas Maduro, won the election by a margin of 50.8 per cent to 49 per cent over Mr Henrique Capriles, who is demanding a recount.