May 12 2021 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised address tuesday that he is willing to engage in dialogue with “all opposition parties” in the country under international mediation with a view to reaching an agreement to ensure peace and stability in the country.
“I have decided to talk to all the opposition with the help of the International Contact Group on the European Union, Norway and Venezuela,” Maduro said. I’m ready to meet them whenever, wherever, or in any way. ”
Maduro says he is willing to launch an exploratory dialogue mechanism to see if it is good for the country. He wants the country’s radical opposition to abandon its plans to seize power violently and return to the path of legitimate elections. He said that the main objective of the political dialogue is to restore the national economy and safeguard national sovereignty, and that all people will benefit from national progress and economic recovery.
Venezuela’s former parliamentary president, opposition leader Guajido 11, said he hopes to talk with The Maduro government under international mediation, and put forward the holding of “free and fair” national elections, set a timetable for elections at all levels, by international observers to monitor the election and other requirements.
Guajido was elected president of the council in January 2019 and later becoming an “interim president” with the support of some pro-Americans in the United States and Latin America. Guajdo’s support has been declining at home and abroad since the failed attempted coup on 30 April 2019. In December 2020, Guajdo and some of his supporters refused to participate in the parliamentary elections. Guajdo has lost his seat in parliament since the ruling party’s election victory.