Legitimate president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro proposed on Monday early elections for the National Assembly, Reuters reported.
Meanwhile, Carlos Vecchio, Guaido's envoy to the US, has reportedly held meetings with Pentagon and US State Department officials following Guaido's "request" of support from US military forces in the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis inside the South American country.
Following the failed coup attempt, Guaido's National Assembly deputy, Edgar Zambrano, was jailed for treason, conspiracy and civil rebellion. Another — Americo de Grazia — reportedly took refuge in the Italian embassy in Caracas, while a third — Luis Florido — fled Venezuela for neighbouring Colombia.
Venezuela has been embroiled in a political standoff, which escalated after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the country's interim president in late January, in a move immediately supported by the US and its allies. Maduro accused Guaido of being a "puppet", while blasting Washington for orchestrating a coup in the Latin American country.
The US Treasury has imposed several rounds of sanctions on Venezuelan state companies since January. The total damages from US sanctions against Venezuela have already reportedly exceeded $100 billion dollars.
Russia, China, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and a number of other countries have voiced their support for Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.