Ex-Norway PM set to become head of Nobel

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.

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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