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Ex-Norway PM set to become head of Nobel

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Ex-Norway PM set to become head of Nobel
Kjell Magne Bondevik. Photo: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix

The Nobel Prize committee announced their likely successor as Norway’s former Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik, to replace Thorbjørn Jagland if he is forced out of his position.

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Two of Norway's top politcal parties, Høyre (Conservative Party) and FrP (Fremskrittspartiet - Progress Party), will elect Bondevik as they hold the majority vote.

This autumn there will be a majority of Conservatives on the Nobel committee, with two Conservative representatives and one representative from FrP. The position of the former chairman of Ap (Arbeiderpartiet -  Labour Party) veteran Jagland will be uncertain.

One of the names that the Conservative party also want on the committee is ex-chairman of Høyre and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jan Petersen, reported VG.

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