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World Nobel Peace Prize 2019 favorites: Greta Thunberg, Abiy Ahmed, Raoni Metuktire and Jacinda Ardern

10:35  10 october  2019
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Thunberg has also become the favourite with British betting companies to receive this year’s Nobel . She is considered the most likely winner of the peace prize , to be awarded on Friday, ahead of Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed , indigenous Brazilian leader Raoni Metuktire and Jacinda

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Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist, is widely considered by bookmakers to be the favorite to win the 100th Nobel Peace Prize.

If she succeeds, she will become its youngest ever recipient -- a year younger than Malala Yousafzai was when she shared the award in 2014.

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Brazil's Chief Raoni Metuktire , 89, an indigenous man from the Kayapo tribe, was nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize by anthropologists and environmentalists for his fight to protect nature. He hails from the plain lands of Mato Grosso and Para in Brazil, south of the Amazon Basin and the

From Greta Thunberg to Reporters Without Borders, here are the favorites to win this year's Nobel Here Are the Favorites to Win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize . Greta Thunberg speaks on stage Brazil's indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire looks on as he is welcomed by French Minister for the

There are 301 candidates in the running for this year's award -- 223 individuals and 78 organizations -- according to the Nobel Peace Prize website.

The names of nominators and nominees won't be revealed for 50 years.

The teenage Swedish activist first grabbed the world's attention in August 2018 by skipping school and standing outside the Swedish Parliament to seek a stronger response to climate change.

She is the bookies' favorite to scoop the prize, with London-based betting company Coral putting her at 1/2 odds.

Another British bookmaker, William Hill, which put Thunberg at odds of 8/13, said Wednesday that 96% of Nobel Peace Prize bets had been placed on Thunberg.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said punters were "convinced" Thunberg will win.

Here Are the Favorites to Win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

  Here Are the Favorites to Win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize This Friday, the Nobel committee in Oslo, Norway will announce the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The prize is awarded annually to the person or organization that has done the most to promote world peace. © Ron Adar — SOPA Images/LightRocket Greta Thunberg speaks on stage during NYC Climate Strike rally and demonstration at Battery Park on Sept. 20. Last year, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and human rights activist Nadia Murad jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Greta Thunberg , the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change, has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize . The 16-year-old was nominated by three Norwegian MPs. If she were to win

Greta Thunberg , Abiy Ahmed , Joshua Wong. The Nobel Peace Prize , this year’s recipient of which will be announced on Friday, is extremely difficult to predict for many reasons. (The timing issue also works against another much-discussed candidate—New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern —as

But the teenager faces competition from world leaders.

According to London-based online betting company Betfair, Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister who brought an end to his country's conflict with Eritrea, is the second most likely candidate to win.

William Hill predicts that other contenders include Raoni Metuktire, the indigenous Brazilian leader and environmentalist who led a campaign to protect the Amazon, and Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Among the 78 organizations, both Betfair and William Hill show Reporters Without Borders, which advocates for press freedom, and the United Nations Human Rights Council as outside bets.

The winner will be announced live from Oslo, Norway, at 11 a.m. local time (5 a.m. Eastern Time) on Friday.

Last year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to former ISIS sex slave Nadia Murad and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize .
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. © Reuters/Tiksa Negeri FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a news conference at his office in Addis Ababa Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility. The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns, or around $900,000, will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10.

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