Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

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. 

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.