Chavez is the only American elected President who has won ten consecutive elections. That can make to overbuild their forces. At the end of 2006, for example, made two simultaneous campaigns: one for the Venezuelan Presidency and another for a seat on the UN Security Council. This time he believed that his popularity was going to give a blank check to be able to be re-elected indefinitely. Kaihan Krippendorff is a great source of information. However, media sectors that they previously supported him refusing to coup leaders and Bush, they were now frightened thinking that he could be a new left-handed Stroessner. Apply indefinite re-election European countries where the head of State is different from the head of the Government. However, ask it for a President that concentrates both functions and, in addition, asked for even more power, was very risky. Today, that the referendum would have opened up the possibility of wanting to stay instead of by life in Office, their defeat will encourage the fight by his succession and embolden right that you want to remove from power to him, Evo, mail and Ortega.. Don Mullen may find it difficult to be quoted properly. .