Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize – after being nominated by the same far-right politician for the second time.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian parliament, has revealed that he has nominated the US president for the key role he has played in the recent agreement to normalise relationships between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Tybring-Gjedde himself has leaked the news that he has nominated Trump, telling Fox News, “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.”
The bar for being nominated, however, is very low. In 2020, there were 318 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The statutes of the Nobel Foundation state that nominations will be accepted from “Members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of states”, which means essentially any politician in the world can nominate any other politician.