Is Chavez headed for dictatorship...
Looks like he doesn't want to leave...no matter what the constitution say.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whom the US calls a destabilizing force in the region, warned on Sunday he might seek constitutional change to be allowed to seek re-election several times.
Chavez, a leftist closely allied with communist Cuban President Fidel Castro, is seeking the one re-election allowed by the Constitution, in an election scheduled for Dec. 3.
"If there is no opposition candidate ... I would consider signing a decree to hold a referendum asking `Do you agree Chavez should be allowed to seek a new term in 2013?' and let's let the people decide," Chavez said on his weekly radio and TV program.
Venezuela approved a new Constitution in 1999 under which Chavez is able to stand for another six-year term.
Political opponents long have accused him of plotting to extend his government in the manner of his ally Castro.
"Maybe I won't be leaving the presidency in 2013, but in 2019, and then six more years would be 2025; six more would be 2031," Chavez said.