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Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:13 PM

FARC to formally announce political party on September 1

written by Adriaan Alsema July 24, 2017

The FARC said Monday that it will have completed its transition from Marxist guerrilla group to political party on September 1, the day the demobilized rebels will announce the name of their party.

Over the past few days, demobilized guerrillas across the country have taken part in consults with the FARC leadership to come up with a name for the new party and an election program with which they will take part in the 2018 elections.

At a press conference, FARC leaders Luciano Marin, also known as “Ivan Marquez,” Luis Antonio Lozada, a.k.a. “Carlos Antonio Lozada” and Francy Maria Orrego, a.k.a. “Erika Montero” announced that the FARC has been holding internal consults to define their election program and the name of their political party.

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The last time they tried to, in 1985 and under the banner of the Patriotic Union, thousands of party members and supporters of the FARC’s political participation were assassinated by paramilitary groups and state officials.


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Marksman_91 Jul 2017 #1

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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:00 PM

1. Great. Just what Latin America needs...


Another political party like Chavez's PSUV, only this time they were an insurgent group which openly admitted to previously committing terrorism, kidnappings, and engaging in drug trafficking in the past, while the PSUV is a party that's now become a group which commits terrorism, kidnappings, and engages in drug trafficking. Funny how roles have changed between Colombia and Venezuela.

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