Narendra Modi wins reader’s poll for the TIME Person of the Year 2016

Dec 5, 2016 16:27 IST

Modi Is Time Person of the yearIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the clear winner of online reader’s poll for the TIME ‘Person of the Year 2016’.

Amoung the total votes cast, 18 percent went to Modi, which is almost two times more than the percentage of yes votes received by U.S President Barack Obama, US President-elect Donald Trump and Founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange, who all got 7% votes each. The results were calculated on the basis of votes received until the midnight of 4 December 2016.

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The Indian elected head was also way ahead of U.S presidential nominee Hillary Clinton who received 4 percent votes and the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, who just received 2 percent votes in his favour.

However, this is not the first time that Narendra Modi has dominated the online reader’s poll for the ‘Time Person of the Year’ title. He was at the top of the list in 2014 as well securing almost 16 percent of the total five million votes cast. That was the same year when he was elected as the Prime Minister of India, with his party gaining a landslide victory.

The official result for the TIME ‘Person of the Year’ will be announced on 7 December 2016. The winner’s name will be decided by the editors of the magazine.

The prestigious title is presented every year to an individual who has had the most impact on the news and world in the past year, regardless of whether the influence was positive or negative. Last year the title had gone to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

 

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