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John Hume, Northern Irish Politician Who Received Peace Prize for Serving to Finish the Troubles, Dies at 83

John Hume, Northern Irish Politician Who Won Peace Prize for Helping End the Troubles, Dies at 83


(LONDON) — Politician John Hume, who gained Nobel Peace Prize for work to finish violence in his native Northern Eire, has died, his household mentioned. He was 83.

The Catholic chief of the average Social Democratic and Labour Social gathering, Hume was seen because the principal architect behind the peace settlement. He shared the prize with David Trimble.

A civil rights chief who joined the Northern Irish civil rights motion within the 1960s, Hume noticed nationalism as a declining pressure. He sought the notion of extending self-government to Northern Eire with energy divided among the many teams forming it.

“Eire will not be a romantic dream; it isn’t a flag; it’s 4.5 million individuals divided into two highly effective traditions,” he mentioned. “The answer shall be discovered not on the idea of victory for both, however on the idea of settlement and a partnership between each. The actual division of Eire will not be a line drawn on the map, however within the minds and hearts of its individuals.”