The Hague, Netherlands - IFODA, the International Fraternity of Oligarchs, Dictators and Autocrats, will present its awards in March, said spokesman Moussa Ibraham yesterday.
The Neville Chamberlain Award, the most prestigious of the awards handed out by the organization, goes to "the individual most responsible for aiding and abetting leaders in the goal of removing democratic restraints to effective unitary system of government for nations". It is named after British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who allowed Germany's Adolf Hitler to overrun Europe in the late 1930s. The 2020 nominations include Lindsey Graham, William Barr and Mitch McConnell.
All of the finalists, this year, are from the United States, a first for the organization, after a stunning series of events ranging from Barr's pursuit of Trump's enemies and dismissal of obvious obstruction charges against the U.S. President, to the acquittal of Trump by the Senate, led by Graham and McConnell, after he used taxpayer funds to bribe a foreign leader into smearing his political opponents.
Vladimir Putin announced he would attend the ceremony. "I always look forward to these awards. This is first time in a while none of my friends were nominated, but it's okay," he said.