Colombia: Ex-FARC guerrilla Londono launches ‘SOS’ for peace in Bogota

Rodrigo 'Timochenko' Londono, the presidential candidate for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC), spoke at a press conference in the Colombian capital of Bogota on Wednesday, and the country needs to focus on peace. «I want to launch an 'SOS' for the peace process and its implementation,» said Londono, who goes under the nom de guerre Timoleon Jimenez. He added that there is a... Еще «need a government that guarantees the implementation of the agreements for reconciliation so the Colombian people can build peace in Colombia, that is the challenge that all Colombians face and each one will decide with their vote.» Londono, an ex-guerrilla, said it is not his electoral campaign which is at stake but the peace process itself. Formerly the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the organisation has since transformed into a political party under the name Revolutionary Alternative Common Force, retaining its FARC initials. As part of the peace deal in which ended the 52-year civil war in 2016, the new political outfit will be guaranteed five seats in both houses of Congress until 2026.

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