"In order to answer your question whether elections will be held or not, we can consult with the people through the mechanism developed by the Constituent Assembly […] Of course, we call for solving all problems peacefully, by establishing dialogue and resolving issues at the electoral level", Rodriguez told journalists.
On 26 January, European countries issued an ultimatum to Maduro, saying that he had eight days to organize elections or they would recognize self-proclaimed president and opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's leader.
Constitutionally elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed Saturday his previously voiced support for early elections to the opposition-controlled National Assembly.
Earlier on Wednesday, Maduro told Sputnik that he would welcome snap parliamentary elections in the country as this would be a "very good form of political discussion".
Mexico and Uruguay are planning to convene a conference on Venezuela on 7 February in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo to lay the foundation for the creation of a new dialogue mechanism that would contribute to the return of stability and peace in the country.
European Parliament adopted Thrusday resolution recognizing Venezuelan Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate acting president. However, the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has emphasized that the right to recognize or not to recognize the leadership of Venezuela lies with EU member states and not the institutions of the European Union.
However, US President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday in an excerpt from the upcoming CBS interview that the use of the US military in the Venezuelan crisis was among the possible variants.