UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Conservatives gained ground in Colombia’s legislative election, while the former rebel group FARC failed to win support.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known by its acronym FARC, signed a peace deal in 2016, agreeing to disarm and become a political party.
The elections on March 11 were the first the FARC took part in and happened to be some of the most peaceful in years.
However, the group is still deeply unpopular, receiving around one third of one percent of the overall vote.
They are still guaranteed ten seats in the legislature as part of the peace deal.
Former President and current Senator Alvaro Uribe’s Democratic Center party won the most votes, at around 15.89 Percent.
The Democratic Center opposed the peace deal with the FARC.
Meanwhile, the party of President Juan Manuel Santos, who crafted the deal, suffered in the legislature, coming in fifth in total votes.