Politician John Hume, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end the violence in Northern Ireland, has died, his family says. He was 83.
The Catholic leader of the moderate Social Democratic and Labor Party, Hume, was seen as the main architect behind the peace agreement. He shared the award with David Trimble.
A civil rights leader who joined the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, Hume saw nationalism as a declining force. He sought the idea of extending autonomy to Northern Ireland with power distributed among the groups that formed it.
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“Ireland is not a romantic dream; it is not a flag; There are 4.5 million people divided into two powerful traditions, he said.
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“The solution is not found on the basis of a victory for either, but on the basis of an agreement and a partnership between the two. The real division of Ireland is not a line drawn on the map, but in the hearts and hearts of its people. “