Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said he wants to resume talks with the opposition.
Nicolas Maduro also said he wanted local elections to take place.
The president’s comments came as a result of another large demonstration scheduled for April 24 after three weeks of intense protests across the country.
Demonstrators are demanding a presidential election next year and the departure of Nicolas Maduro.
Negotiations between the opposition and the government in 2016 broke down when the opposition accused Nicolas Maduro of violating the agreements and using the negotiations to profit time.
Speaking during a Sunday TV program, Nicolas Maduro supported the idea of electing mayors and state governors, but did not mention voting at the presidential level.
“Election – yes, I want an election now,” said the president.
“That’s what I’m saying as head of state and as head of government.”
State mayoral elections were scheduled for December 2016, and local elections are scheduled for this year.
Silent rallies took place in Venezuela on April 22, when white protesters showed their respect for about 20 people killed during recent demonstrations.
Human rights activists say more than 1,000 people have been detained during the recent riots and more than 700 are still in custody.
The opposition accuses the government of a severe economic crisis, as a result of which Venezuela is experiencing a shortage of food, basic goods and medicines.
The protests were sparked by an attempt by the government-controlled Supreme Court to take over some powers of the opposition-dominated Congress.