Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Wins Nobel Peace Prize

500A disparate coalition of Tunisian unionists, employers, lawyers and human rights activists has won the 2015 Nobel peace prize for helping to prevent the Jasmine revolution from descending into chaos like the uprisings in other Arab spring countries.The Tunisian national dialogue quartet was given the award by the Norwegian Nobel committee, beating an array of high-powered nominees including Angela Merkel, the pope, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Reading the citation, the new committee chair, Kaci Kullmann Five, said the Tunisian coalition had helped bring the country back from the brink of civil war in 2013, and had made a "decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy". The prize was intended to reward and bolster such efforts in Tunisia and beyond. - The Guardian -