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Former rebel group registers as political party in Colombia

Former fighters of what was once Colombia's largest rebel group are completing the final steps to become a new political party

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Former rebel group registers as political party in Colombia

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Former fighters of what was once Colombia’s largest rebel group are completing the final steps to become a new political party.
Leaders of the FARC group arrived at the National Electoral Council on Monday to submit the paperwork required to become a registered political party.

The former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached an historic peace accord with the government last year to end Latin America’s longest-running conflict.

They are vowing to become a political force aimed at reducing inequality.

The former fighters chose a new name for their political party which will keep their Spanish acronym, FARC.
They are now known as the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force.