Colombia dropped as Nobel Peace Prize favourite after referendum 'No'

Colombia dropped as Nobel Peace Prize favourite after referendum 'No'
 

Peace researchers dropped Colombia on Monday from a list of favourites for the Nobel Peace Prize after Colombians voted "No" in a referendum to an agreement to end a 52-year war with Marxist rebels.
Sunday's surprise rejection of the accord, after criticism that it was too lenient to the rebels, improved chances for other Nobel candidates such as Russian human rights activists or brokers of Iran's nuclear deal to take the peace award, they said.
"Colombia's off any credible list," Kristian Berg Harpviken, head of the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, speaking to reporters... read more

 
3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Reuters
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