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Disarmed, Colombia's FARC seek political rebirth
Disarmed, Colombia's FARC seek political rebirth

About 1,000 delegates from the freshly demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia will launch a founding congress to choose their political representatives.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Colombia's leftist FARC rebels seek political rebirth on Sunday as they move to transform into a party to seek elected office after disarming to end a half-century war.

They will choose a name for the party and candidates to run in next year's general elections.

"We are going to define the character of the political party that we aspire to build," former guerrilla commander Carlos Antonio Lozada told AFP.

He said they will also shape "its structure and name the leaders, at least at national level."

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