After Recep Tayyip Erdogan, another candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize has been unveiled.
A Norwegian deputy announced on Friday that he had proposed that of the head of NATO, his compatriot Jens Stoltenberg, emphasizing his role against Russia in the war in Ukraine.
"Stoltenberg deserves the award for his exemplary work as NATO Secretary General in a difficult time for the alliance: the brutal and unprovoked offensive against a peaceful neighboring country", wrote on his Facebook page Christian Tybring- Gjedde, representative of the anti-immigration populist right in Parliament.
Former Prime Minister (Labour) of Norway, the head of NATO "has from the first moments understood the seriousness and the significance of the Russian aggression for all the countries which base their governance on democracy and freedoms", a- he added.
Tens of thousands of people (parliamentarians and ministers from all countries, former laureates, certain university professors, etc.) are eligible to submit a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The deadline for submitting nominations is January 31, with the five members of the Nobel Committee then having the opportunity to complete the list with their own proposals at their first meeting.
The Nobel Prize will be awarded in early October.
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Last year, Christian Tybring-Gjedde nominated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In the end, it was the imprisoned Belarusian activist Ales Bialiatski - whose trial has just started in Minsk -, the Russian NGO Memorial - whose dissolution was ordered by the Russian courts - and the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties who had him carried away with the war in the background.
In 2021, Christian Tybring-Gjedde had also advanced the candidacy of US President Donald Trump for the Nobel.
The list of candidates is generally kept secret, but sponsors can publicly announce the identity of their “foal”.
For example, the President of the Pakistani Senate announced that he had nominated the Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his peace efforts “before and during the Russia-Ukraine war”.
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