New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become one of the favorites of the bookmakers to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a report says.
A report by NZ Herald said most of the bookmakers have kept Ardern in the top three candidates with climate activist Greta Thunberg and the World Health Organization.
She was nominated for her work post deadly Christchurch shootings and during the coronavirus pandemic, is in a three-point lead over the other two leading candidates, the report said.
As per the bookies, US President Donald Trump is the fourth favorite.
Ardern was nominated last year too, but the prestigious prize was conferred upon Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his contribution to settle the conflict with neighboring Eritrea.
There are 318 candidates this year - of which 211 are individuals and 107 are organizations.