276 candidates for Nobel Peace Prize

March 3, 2015 9:28 PM

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee met on Tuesday to start sorting through the 276 nominations that have been submitted for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. The number of the candidates is the second-highest in history.

The committee, which also elected a new leader on Tuesday, never reveals who’s been nominated for the Peace Prize, but it did reveal that of the 276 nominations coming in, 227 are people, and 49 are organizations.

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