Colombia's FARC leader Timochenko to run for presidency in 2018


Veteran FARC leader Rodrigo Londono - known as ‘Timochenko’ - will run for the presidency of Colombia next year, with the backing of former FARC rebels, the group’s new political party said on Wednesday.
However, he and other ex-commanders will likely face trials for human rights crimes and it is unclear how they would serve in office if sentenced.

The Marxist FARC demobilized under a peace deal with the government last year, ending more than five decades of war. They are now the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force party, still referring to themselves by the Spanish initials FARC.

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