This year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its "decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the 'Jasmine Revolution' of 2011," it was announced in Oslo on Friday. Formed in 2013 the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was critical in forming a peaceful coalition in a nation on the brink of civil war amid the chaos that ensued after the so-called 'Arab Spring' of 2011, the Norwegian Nobel Committee says. It went on highlight the importance of establishing "a constitutional system of goverment, guaranteeing fundamental rights for the entire population irrespective of gender, political conviction or religious belief." Kaci Kullmann Five, the newly appointed chairperson of the Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement amid great anticipation, since few hints had preceded the award. There were 273 nominees, with 205 people and 68 organisations to choose from. Reports had suggested that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was favourite for the award due to her response to the European refugee and migrant crisis. Other potentials included Pope Francis, Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi and US whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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