The FARC were born during the boom of the left-oriented guerrillas in Latin America in the fifties and sixties. They took their political orientation from the Soviet Union. As such, they belong to a Leninist-Marxist political view. They are organized in a secretariat, conformed by six guerrilla members. It is not yet clear who and how they are going to be represented in the Colombian congress, in which they have at least 10 seats in both chambers according to the peace agreements. it is important to say that the previous attempts to introduce their ideology to the democratic institutions of Colombia failed because of violence against their political representatives.