Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Merkel Favorite to Win Peace Prize for Refugee Leadership

  • Pope Francis, Denis Mukwege also in contention, bookmakers say
  • Russian daily Novaya Gazeta, Mussie Zerai among frontrunners
Video player cover image

Who Is Angela Merkel? In Three Minutes

Updated on

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among the favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her response to the refugee crisis, according to researchers and bookmakers.

“Angela Merkel has been quite remarkable in taking leadership in a rather embarrassing discussion in the European context and expressing a clear moral voice” that has helped turn the debate around, Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, said Thursday.