EL TIEMPO, January 24, 2021
(Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator)
After two days of deliberation and after listening to various proposals, the FARC Party announced that its new name will be “Comunes” (Commons).
That was the decision of the II Extraordinary Assembly of the group this Sunday, and it was announced by Senator Sandra Ramírez. She said that there had been a vote on three proposals: “Popular Unit of the Common”, “Common Popular Force”, and “Commons”.
The Party created by the former guerrillas made the decision to change its name after reaching the conclusion that maintaining the name FARC was not the most appropriate decision, among other reasons, because of the resistance that it generates among some sectors of the country.
With the new name of Comunes Party, the group that emerged from the Peace Agreement hopes to address the election campaign, in which, according to its directors, its purpose is to help to get a new President that is committed to the implementation of the Peace Agreement.