After six months of delayed negotiations between the Government of Colombia, chaired by Juan Manuel Santos, and the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in Cuba, has caused a polarization in the process and the issue could be perceived as a political for the next presidential campaign.
The Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, announced last Friday that he expects that his peace policy be reelected, thus revealing his intention to run for a second term. For its part, the FARC said that Santos is in his right to be reelected and hopes that the peace process has proper continuity.
A year till the next presidential election, it is believed that this process could be one of the reasons for which Santos anticipated to talk regarding their reelection policies as a strategy to protect the continuity of the talks in La Habana, Cuba.
However, Uribe-related opposition of the former president Alvaro Uribe and some candidates for the presidency have attacked the dialogues with some degree of effectiveness. One of the most critical was that the former vice president and now presidential candidate, Francisco Santos, who opposes the FARC’s participation in politics has also added that the current government is interested in getting “peace at any cost.”