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Macedonia: President Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Copenhagen, 14 August 1996 (RFE/RL) -- The president of Macedonia, Kiro Gligorov, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Gligorov was nominated by an unnamed professor in the United States and by a group of what Swedish TV today described as "Macedonian intellectuals."

Gligorov has been president of the former Yugoslav republic since its declaration of independence in 1992. Last year, he survived a failed attempt on his life in Skopje.