Colombia: 'Social justice and democracy' — FARC announce 'Timochenko' as presidential candidate

Colombia (FARC) (Spanish): «With the recognition by the national electoral council of the full right to the FARC Revolutionary Alternative Force, there has been an event of the greatest significance for the peace process, to facilitate the normal conditions for political participation for those who were raised in arms.» *JUMP CUT AT SOURCE* Former Guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces... Еще of Colombia (FARC), announced that Rodrigo Londono will be running as the party’s 2018 presidential election candidate, at a press conference in Bogota on Wednesday. Londono, nicknamed «Timochenko», served as the rebel group’s former leader. Vice presidential candidate for FARC, Imelda Daza Cotes, stated that their party is concerned with «the implementation of the peace agreement and the construction of a new society with social justice and democracy.» Current President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, oversaw the decommissioning of weaponry handed over to the government from FARC in a historical peace treaty on September 22 this year.

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