The ex-leader of the AUC, Hipolito Mora seeks political contest in the upcoming elections on June 7 despite being imprisoned.
Dante Delgado , National Citizens Movement coordinator said a bid by Hipólito Mora, former leader of the AUC is "viable".
Mora at this time is imprisoned after the confrontation in Apatzingán that occurred in December 2014, with elements of the Rural Force commanded by Luis Antonio Torres, El Americano.
Last year before the confrontation on Dec. 16 which resulted in 11 people dead, Mora expressed his desire to contend as a candidate for deputyship in the elections of 2015, however he did not indicate what party he would prefer to represent.
Different versions pointed to the Labor Party (PT) or National Regeneration Movement (Morena) as a possibility, however Citizens Movement (DD; a registered political party) gave to understand that they are with the ex-leader of the AUC as he seeks a seat on the federal council.
Despite the legal situation and incarceration in which he was placed in 2014 , his lawyer Eduardo Quintero pointed out that amparos (legal protections) are available so that he is not deprived of his political and electoral rights and can seek election as a federal deputy.