Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guido has revealed secret contacts with military personnel in his country, stressing that the army wanted to change the system.
"We have had very secret contacts with military personnel, but this is not the right moment to give details because here in Venezuela we live in a dictatorship with regret," Guido said in an interview with the Peruvian radio station RBB.
Guido said: "91 percent of Venezuelans want to change the government.
Guido stressed the existence of "important signs of dissatisfaction" within the Venezuelan armed forces, which he described as another "support for the dictatorial regime" led by President Nicolas Maduro.
He said the opposition "will continue to fight in a peaceful way and also largely backed to restore democracy," vowing to honor Venezuela's commitments in the event of a regime change.
Guido called on Saturday for new demonstrations on Wednesday after announcing the start of the "final stage" to remove Maduro.