OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Al Gore tops speculation about who would win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
The former vice president was nominated jointly with Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier by two Norwegian politicians. Nobel watchers and bookmakers say they are both good bets, as is the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The five-member Norwegian committee that awards the Peace Prize works in secret, releasing only the number of candidates -- 181 this year.
Still, the names of some candidates are announced by those who proposed them. With only a few names to go on, speculation often is based on world events.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.