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Afghan woman leader in Nobel frontrunner list

Oslo: Norwegian Peace Council added the name of former parliament member and current peace negotiations member in Qatar, Fawzia Koofi among 5 Nobel Peace Prize favorites for 2020.

She was listed among the 5 favorites due to her efforts for women’s rights and ongoing peace negotiations.

Besides being a delegation member in ongoing peace negotiations in Qatar, Fawzia Koofi also leads the Movement for Change Party.

‘There are 318 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020, of which 211 are individuals and 107 are organizations, 318 is the fourth-highest number of candidates ever. The current record of 376 candidates was reached in 2016’, the Nobel Prize organization states.

Reporters Without Borders, American lawyer Benjamin Ferencz, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, and the Equal Justice Initiative organization have also been shortlisted for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. (MENAFN)

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