Nobel Peace Prize chairman demoted, first time in 114-year history

March 3, 2015 7:08 PM

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Nobel Peace Prize chairman demoted, first time in 114-year history

OSLO (Reuters) - The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize demoted its chairman on Tuesday, for the first time in the 114-year history of the award after his right-wing opponents won a majority on the prestigious panel.

Thorbjoern Jagland, a former Norwegian prime minister of the Labour Party who has chaired the five-member panel since 2009, will now be a mere member of the committee that has received a near-record 276 nominees for the 2015 prize.

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