Colombia could be close to the end of the war that began nearly half a century ago, informed last Monday Ivan Marquez, the head of the guerrilla delegation in the peace process held in La Habana, Cuba.
“We understand, the country also understands it, that wars are not eternal, and somehow we have the certainty that Colombia is near to the end of the conflict,” said Marquez to the RCN broadcaster of Colombia.
When asked whether an agreement would be signed in November, as President Juan Manuel Santos requested, the guerrilla leader said, “it is possible, I don’t dare to confirm it.”
Among the statements made by Marquez, he kept insisting in the conformation of a Constituent Assembly as a way to guarantee an eventual peace agreement.
However, the FARC have not revealed under what scheme they will participate legally in politics, although Marquez has suggested that they would favor a coalition of leftist movements. Meanwhile, Santos, whose term expires in August 2014, could opt for re-election, but so far he has not formalized this aspiration.