Two politicians from Norwegian Sosialistisk Venstreparti have nominated the American National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. The politicians believe that the official debate and the political change that has taken place as a result of Snowden’s revelations have contributed to a more stable and peaceful world.
The deadline for nominating candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize expires February first. Who is allowed to nominate a candidate? Well, you’ve got to be a Nobel laureate, a parliamentarian, a government official or a university professor (in certain subjects). The Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize not decided or awarded in Sweden, but in neighboring Norway. Why in Norway and other Nobel trivia: Who received the prize twice, who declined and why is the peace prize awarded by Norway...
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