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Farc to put forward 74 candidates in March elections

The newly formed political party of Farc is to put forward 74 candidates in Colombia's upcoming legislative elections in March.

Under the peace deal signed in 2016, Farc is guaranteed 10 seats. It changed its name from Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to Revolutionary Alternative Common Force, keeping its abbreviation of 'Farc'. 

“We aspire not just to the 10 places, five senators and five representatives, but to many more. We are very optimistic and trust it will be more than ten,” Julian Gallo Cubillos (alias Carlos Antonio Lozada) of Farc told reporters this week.

Farc's leader, Rodrigo Londono (alias Timochenko) is to contest the presidential election in May.