The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to the National Dialogue Quartet of Tunisia

Tunisian coalition wins the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for contributions to democracy.
SORRY. It was the Tunisian coalition that wins the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for its contributions to democracy.

By TesfaNews,

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet today for its “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.”

The quartet comprises four organizations: the Tunisian General Labour Union; the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts; the Tunisian Human Rights League; and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers.

The prize is 8 million Swedish kronor (around US $975,000).

This year’s winner was the subject of much speculation. The names that were floated the most included Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany; Pope Francis; Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran; and Denis Mukwege, a gynecologic surgeon from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Some speculations goes even to include other personalities like Juan Manuel Santos and Timoleon Jimenez; Dmitry Muratov and the Novaya Gazeta; Article 9 Association; Mussie Zerai; Daisaku Ikeda; Edward Snowden; and Raif Badawi.