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John Kerry: U.S. has not decided whether to recognize Maduro as President of Venezuela.

Opposition supporters react as they hear the official presidential elections results in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Photo Credit AP Photo/Enric Marti

Opposition supporters react as they hear the official presidential elections results in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Photo Credit AP Photo/Enric Marti

The United States is refusing to acknowledge Nicolas Maduro as the rightfully elected President of Venezuela in a razor-thin victory.

The U.S. is also calling for a “credible and transparent process to reassure the Venezuelan people regarding the results.”

Shortly thereafter Venezuela’s Supreme Court announced there would be no recount.

Secretary of State John Kerry stated the U.S. had not decided whether to recognize Maduro as president.

Kerry is also calling for a recount so that there are no questions about Maduro’s right to rule,  during remarks to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill and also hinted that the U.S. might not recognize Mr. Maduro as the rightful leader.

“We think there ought to be a recount, I don’t know whether it’s going to happen. … [But] obviously, if there are huge irregularities, we are going to have serious questions about the viability of that government”, said Kerry.

Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski also  demanded a recount – as did the United States, Spain, the European Union and the Organisation of American States.