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    The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is all set to introduce its political party as part of the national reconciliation process.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will launch its political party on Friday as part of the national reconciliation process.

    Moreover, Colombia's FARC movement, formerly known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has chosen a new name and logo on Friday, media reported. The group will keep the acronym FARC, which will now stand for the Alternative Revolutionary Force for the Common People, and adopt a red rose as the party's symbol, the BBC broadcaster reported.

    The Colombian government signed a peace deal with the FARC in November 2016. Transforming FARC into a political movement as well as granting amnesty to its members were among the provisions of the peace agreement.

    FARC was formed in 1964 as the military wing of Colombia's Communist Party. The half-century war between the FARC and the Colombian government claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

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