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Former Colombian FARC rebels mull presidential bid for 2018

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Despite earlier claims that the FARC would not put forth a presidential candidate in Colombia’s 2018 election, the group now says it does not rule out proposing a candidate of its own.

During a controversial homage to former FARC commander Victor Suarez, AKA “Mono Jojoy,” on Friday, one of the FARC’s leaders, Carlos Antonio Lozada, told attendants the former guerrillas’ new political party has “candidates for the House and Senate, [and] we’re not dismissing the idea of a candidate to replace [current president] Santos.”

Source: Colombia Reports