Is Colombian Farc Party at Crucial Turning Point?

The party's deep crisis is unsettling not only its leadership and its ever-decreasing base, but also the whole country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the key factors for a successful peace process and the reintegration of the former guerrilla organization Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (Farc-EP) into civilian life was, in addition to the laying down of weapons, the foundation of a party and legal involvement in Colombian politics, including elections.

However, during the foundation process at the Tenth Guerrilla Conference, a rupture in the collective of former fighters of the Farc-EP became evident. This rupture was even more pronounced with the first elections and a dissatisfaction of the base with the political . . .

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