«Tymoshenko» will expose the candidate on elections of the President of Colombia

© AP Photo / Fernando VergaraПрезидент of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and former rebel leader Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri. Archive photo«Tymoshenko» will expose the candidate on elections of the President of Colombia© AP Photo / Fernando Vergara

The former leader of the rebel Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC) Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, known Tymoshenko will run for presidential elections.

Elections will be held in may 2018. Londoño intends to participate as the candidate of the party «General revolutionary alternative power», reports channel Univision.

«Imagine my party, I’m ready to lead this transitional government,» said Londoño.

The FARC was established in 1964 as the military wing of the local Communist party to struggle for a «New Colombia» — a society of social justice and equality. In the ranks of the group consist of up to 20 thousand soldiers.

Peace negotiations with the authorities took almost four years and not once were on the verge of collapse, but in the end was successful. Last year on the basis of the former insurgent forces of the FARC was formally created a political party of a «Common revolutionary alternative force».