Ellen Johnson, Liberia’s first elected and female president along her compatriot Leymah Gbowee shares the most prestigious award with Arabian activist Tawakul Karman.
The Nobel Committee justified awarding the trio because world can not achieve full democracy and peace until the women also get equal opportunities with men in all spheres, revealed the committee’s chairman Thorbjoern Jagland.
Johnson-Sirleaf, 72 has won election in Liberia for a second term as President. She is called as “Iron Lady” by her opponents. Achieving this award might also reduce her vote potentiality, doubted many diplomats, however, Sirleaf dismissed all doubts.
Awarding Yemeni protesters, who are still fighting to pressurize their autocratic rulers to step down, may also be taken as an indication that Oslo has put its hands away from former ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the current president of Yemen.
Karman stated that her achievement should be considered as a prize for the victory of Yemeni people and all revolutionaries of the Arab world.