Experts say ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden is a favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize, set to be announced Friday. But such a decision would cause huge complications for Norway with one of its closest allies, the US.
Among the less incendiary candidates, say both Mr. Sveen and Mr. Harpviken, are Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis. But Harpviken’s latest first choice is the Japanese people who support Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution. “In Japan, a large part of the population sees this non-aggression commitment in its Constitution, effective as of 1946, as the main cause the country has stayed out of war ever since,” said Harpviken.
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