JOE Biden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by a British member of parliament after President Donald Trump received his third recommendation.
Chris Bryant, a member of the Labor Party, nominated Biden on Monday, saying the former VP has pushed for "force of argument" instead of violence.
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"When others have resorted to violent solutions, [Biden] has argued that the best force is the force of argument," Bryant told the Evening Standard.
"Because guns can stop a heart but well-placed words can change many hearts, and many hearts can change a world."
The nomination comes as Trump received his third nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize related to the US brokering a deal that normalized relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates this year.
If he wins, Trump will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and political foe, Barack Obama, who won it in 2009.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the former United States president for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people."
The award was given just nine months into Obama's first term as president, and was criticized as being undeserved and politically motivated.
Biden also joins Russian President Vladimir Putin in the list of nominees for the 2021 Peace Prize.
"You all know that completely different people are nominated for this award," a Kremlin spokesperson said last week.
Anyone who is eligible to nominate can nominate any person or organization.
Those eligible to nominate are made up of members of national assemblies and national governments of sovereign states, current heads of state and university professors of history, social sciences, law, philosophy, theology, and religion.
The winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize is set to be announced in October, with the award ceremony taking place in December.
The prize had 318 candidates.
Submissions must be made online and all nominees are discussed before a shortlist is drawn up.
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