There has been an alleged fake nomination of Nobel Peace Prize for US President Donald Trump that has mystified the Norwegian committee. In fact, the Norwegian committee has filed a report with police over the incident.
An anonymous American has filed the nomination for Trump for his “ideology of peace by force“.
What is mysterious here is that the process to nominate candidates is highly restricted. Those who are entitled to propose candidates for the prize include members of parliament and government, former laureates and some university professors.
Thus, if this is a false nomination, it possibly cannot come from the US parliament or the federal government. In that case, the anonymous person must be a university professor or any former laureates.
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The director of the Nobel Institute said there were concerns that Mr. Trump’s nomination may have been falsified. “I can say that we have good reason to believe that [the nomination of Mr. Trump] is a fake,” Nobel Institute Director Olav Njølstad told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
“The same ‘fake’ nomination probably took place last year too,” Mr Njølstad said.
Mr. Njølstad’s last statement makes the issue more intriguing! Is it a school boy prank that one of the elite professor or a former laureate is playing? Or this is something deliberate to test the waters of the Nobel Institute? It is also possible that this nomination was submitted by a person suspected of committing identity fraud to appear eligible to nominate.
The Nobel Institute said it had received 329 valid nominations for the 2018 Peace Prize. The five members of the Nobel committee that selects the winner are also allowed to submit names during their first meeting of the year, which was held on Monday.
Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, who both campaign against sexual violence, topped Prio’s early shortlist. “Although their experiences and practices differ greatly, there can be no doubt about the potency of their global advocacy work against sexual violence in conflict,” director Henrik Urdal said on the Prio website.