sábado, 10 de outubro de 2015

Nobel Peace Prize distinguishes national dialogue after "Arab spring" in Tunisia

The Norwegian Prize Committee distinguished Quartet of civil society organizations, formed in 2013, to try to overcome the political impasse and avoid a civil war, after the fall of former President Ben Ali.

The Quartet is formed by the Union of trade unions, the Confederation of industry, the Human Rights League and the national order of lawyers of Tunisia.

The Prize Committee justified the choice, stressing, "the decisive contribution of the Quartet for the construction of a plural democracy".

In the list of 273 candidates this year appeared names like the Pope Francisco, several anti-nuclear militants, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, or the protagonists of the recent agreement on the Iranian nuclear.

The prize, which includes a check of about 855 thousand euros, will be delivered in Oslo during a ceremony scheduled for the day December 10, anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the awards.

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