Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Tunisia quartet for ushering constitutional transition to democracy
By 12 October 2015
A photo taken on September 21, 2013 shows Tunisian mediators (LtoR) the President of the Tunisian employers union (UTICA), Wided Bouchamaoui, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi (L) , President of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH), Abdessattar ben Moussa and the president of the National Bar Association, Mohamed Fadhel Mahmoud at a press conference in Tunis. (photo credit: Fethi Belaid / AFP / Getty Images)
<p>A disparate coalition of Tunisian unionists, employers, lawyers and human rights activists has won the 2015 Nobel peace prize for helping to prevent the Jasmine revolution from descending into chaos like the uprisings in other Arab spring countries.
</p><p>The Tunisian national dialogue quartet was given the award by the Norwegian Nobel committee, beating an array of high-powered nominees including Angela Merkel, the pope, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
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