Estonian MEP nominates Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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Jaak Madison. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

Estonian MEP Jaak Madison (EKRE) said he has nominated former U.S. President Donald Trump as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Members of the European Parliament are among those who can nominate candidates for the prize, Madison said, saying he did so two hours before the deadline at midnight on January 31. The MEP said he was not the only one to do so.

Writing on social media, he said: "In the last 30 years, Donald Trump is the first president of the United States, who during his tenure, has not started a war. Additionally, he signed several peace agreements in the Middle East which have helped provide stability in the region and peace."

Former U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 but he was not the first U.S. president to do so.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, climate activist Greta Thunberg and the World Health Organization (WHO) are among those who have been nominated.

Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda nominated Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as a candidate.

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded in November. 

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