Pakistani eduction rights activist Malala Yousafzai garnered 37 percent of the votes.
Yousafzai was jointly awarded along with Indian children’s rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi the official Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. At 17, Yousafzai, known widely as simply Malala, becomes the youngest Laureate. Though Satyarthi’s name may be less familiar to many, his decades of peaceful work in the tradition of Gandhi caused him to be nominated several times in the past decade, the Times of India reports.
In their nomination of Snowden for the official prize, Norwegian lawmakers Bård Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen stated that his “actions have in effect led to the reintroduction of trust and transparency as a leading principle in global security policies. Its value can’t be overestimated.”
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