The most important outcome of the referendum vote was support for the 1999 constitution as put forth by Hugo Chavez. The No vote on the recent referendum was not a failure for Hugo Chavez. Quite the contrary, it shows support for the 1999 constitution as put forth by Hugo Chavez. The No vote further legitimizes the Venezuelan constitution as it is, for now. In years past the opposition voted against the 1999 constitution. In the most recent referendum the opposition voted in support of that same 1999 constitution, they voted to not change it. Venezuela now has a 1999 constitution that has been successfully voted on and supported by the vast majority of the Venezuelan people, as well as supported by the minority opposition. It is good to see that those who are pro-Chavez, as well as those in opposition to Chavez, have all voted in support of the 1999 constitution. The constitution has withstood the test of time and multiple votes. By voting No, the opposition has shown that they want to keep the 1999 constitution as it is. The constitution as it is was crafted by Hugo Chavez and the majority of the Venezuelan people. I am glad to see the opposition support for the 1999 constitution. This is support for what Hugo Chavez has done thus far.