Jacinda Ardern has ranked one of the top three candidates for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, according to a UK betting agency.
The Prime Minister, along with climate activist Greta Thunberg and the World Health Organization (WHO) are ranked top three for the prize on the betting website Oddschecker.
Oddchecker, a leading bookings website is offering 5/1 for the PM to take out the peace prize.
This comes after the PM's response to the Christchurch mosque attacks in 2019 as well as her leadership towards eliminating COVID-19 in New Zealand.
The Nobel Peace Prize is an international award given to one nominee who is considered to have done "the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses," according to Alfred Nobel.
The winner of the award receives a diploma, a medal and 9 million SEK (NZ$1.5 million).
The PM's former communication strategist,Clint Smith, said on Twitter that he thinks the winner will come down to Greta and Jacinda, although nominations are not made public.
There are 318 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020, and the winner will be announced this year on October 9.
Ardern was considered for the prize last year and was named a favourite by Time Magazine following her response to the Christchurch terror attacks. But the nomination entries close in February - a month before her response to the Christchurch terror attacks in March 2019.
The prize instead went to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve conflict with neighbouring country Eritrea.