This extension of power has caused mixed emotions in Venezuela as Chavez seeks to continue his Bolivarian revolution -- founded in leftist notions of economics, foreign policiy, and social programs into the next decade and beyond.
Here's what Venezuelans are feeling about Chavez's unlimited re-election bids:
@adldesigner (Caracas, Venezuela): Why does Venezuela's society cave into Chavez demands? Please, let us awaken from this nightmare. A better future is possible.
@jwolson (Colinas de Tamanaco, Miranda): Chavez calls Venezuela vote mandate for socialism. Friends say it's time to get out. http://post.ly/2MO
Here are some tweets from around the U.S.:
@swoodruff (New Jersey): Hugo Chavez will die eventually. That must actually be a government program. It'll never leave!
@plaidavenger (Aloof): There is no way Hugo Chavez will last as President of Venezuela for the next decade. Simply won't happen.
@wa6ube (Silicon Valley, Calif.): Ola Hugo! North America needs to hear more English language broadcasts via Radio Nacionale de Venezuala !! Add more programming !!