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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, right, stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju on the Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

    UK Bookmakers Predict Kim, Moon Likely Candidates to Win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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    LONDON (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are the most probable candidates to jointly become this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates, according to information of UK gambling companies.

    According to SkyBet, Kim and Moon's win coefficient is 4/7, which means that the odds of their victory stand at 63.6 percent.

    The forecasts from Ladbrokes and Coral gambling companies have shown that the two leaders are 60 percent and 54.4 percent likely to secure the prize, respectively.

    The second most probable candidate is US President Donald Trump, according to the projections. His chances stand between 20 percent and 28.6 percent, according to the three companies.

    Carles Puigdemont, the former Catalan president, is 5.9 percent likely to be awarded the peace prize, SkyBet said.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's chances of winning are estimated by the bookmakers at 3.8 percent.

    The winner will be announced on Friday.

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    The situation on the Korean Peninsula started to de-escalate earlier this year, when Kim announced he was ready to denuclearize and make peace with South Korea. He and Moon have held three summits over the past eight months during which the two leaders agreed to settle the issues of separated Korean families, putting a formal end to the Korean War and building a lasting peace on the peninsula.

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