Colombia: Score One for The Narcos

Score One for The Narcos

Nine months after its members laid down their guns and agreed to become a political party, the former guerrilla group M-19 scored a major victory at the polls last week as its leader, Antonio Navarro Wolf, finished first in the national election of delegates to the constitutional assembly. Navarro's party succeeded in capturing 19 of the assembly's 70 seats.

The result was a stinging rebuke to the ruling Liberal Party of President Cesar Gaviria Trujillo and a signal that Colombians have grown weary of the government's war against the drug lords. Navarro, whose party will lead the effort to draft a...

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