Other leaders and former Chávez supporters who distanced themselves from the proposal were , a deputy in the National Assembly, and Ramón Martínez, governor of Sucre State.
He also described the opposition's victory as "full of shit" and his defeat as "full of courage, valor and dignity".
The proposed constitutional reforms were needed, according to Chávez, to complete the transition to a socialist republic and implement his ; detractors said he was using the reforms to become a dictator.
Close to tears, he said: "I am everyone's president" before telling those who abstained or votedÂ Â that he understood their anger.
Recent polls show the sitting president is although the gap is narrowing.
Voter Lydie Rybacki, a nutritionist from Paris who has lived in Kensington for 48 years, said she believed that President Macron would retain his leadership but that potentially higher numbers of hard-Right voters would lead to a "big change" in French politics.