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Nauseda nominates Belarus opposition leader Tsikhanouskaya for Nobel Peace Prize: sources – The Baltic Times

VILNIUS – Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda has nominated Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya for the Nobel Peace Prize, sources told BNS on Saturday.

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Nauseda’s spokesman declined to comment when contacted by BNS.

Heads of states are among thousands of people who can propose names for the Nobel Peace Prize. Nominations close on January 31.

38-years-old Tsikhanouskaya was the main candidate standing against President Alexander Lukashenko in the Aug. 9 presidential election.

She fled to Lithuania after the vote which her followers say she won. Tsikhanouskaya has since met with European political leaders, seeking to consolidate international pressure for Lukashenko to leave power.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by WCT staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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