The self-proclaimed President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, has seriously threatened his leadership of the country’s opposition as a result of the failed attempt to invade Nicolás Maduro from power, to the point that some of his allies are calling for the US to change course.
Several opposition MPs have contacted the State Department to request a change of address, including leadership, including five people with direct knowledge of the issue that Bloomberg consulted. Some have proposed new negotiations with Maduro, others want parliamentary elections, both of which Guaidó rejected.
An experienced opposition leader flatly claims that Guaidó’s leadership has ended, although he says so on condition of anonymity. In general, opposition parties, which even support Guaidó, recognize that as long as he continues to enjoy Washington’s support, he will not be replaced, at least not this year.
And for now, the support of the Trump administration remains. A senior official has said that “stabbing in the back and jealousy are normal,” but “we believe the majority of the opposition is united behind Juan Guaidó.”