The 2002 attempt to overthrow Chávez actually made him stronger. His followers were more convinced than ever of the legitimacy of his cause. This can also happen in Egypt.
The Catholic Church is not a democracy, and people claiming adherence to it must begin by humbling their wills and seek guidance in order to overcome mere opinion.
On January 10 the President elect of Venezuela must assume office, but Chavismo will try to curb the Constitution and follow a completely illegal procedure in order to remain in power.
The Electoral College is an unfair system to pick the President, but pragmatically and comparatively it is still the best way to do it.