Angela Merkel is emerging as a favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize given her work to open Germany up to nearly one million refugees this year alone, according to some peace activists. But does the German Chancellor have what it takes to make the cut?

Merkel has been named by a top Norwegian peace research centre as a frontrunner for this year's Nobel Peace Prize to be announced on Friday.

Director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (Prio) Kristian Berg Harpviken slated Merkel in the top slot for his predictions for who will win the prize, praising the Chancellor's response to the refugee crisis sweeping Europe.

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