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Tunisia’s Labour Union nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Tunisian Labour Union, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the union said in Tunis on Monday.

According to UGTT, the nomination, which has been accepted by the award’s management, is in recognition of the role played by the union in the defence of the values of peace and freedom.

UGTT was nominated by several Tunisian civil society organisations because of the “key role” it played in defending the country during the period before and after independence.

They also noted the role it played in the country’s political dialogue, which has led to a political consensus among the country’s political forces for a successful democratic transition.

Report says a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize may be submitted by any person who meets the nomination criteria.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that it had received 278 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014.

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