Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year. PM Modi beat other world leaders, artists and politicians as the most influential figure in 2016.
Modi has won the popular vote but the Time magazine’s editors will decide the final Person of the Year. But the online vote has given an idea how the world see these personalities.
Modi won with 18 per cent of the total votes polled in the survey, which closed Sunday at midnight.
M Modi was well ahead of his closest contenders, including Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Julian Assange, who all received 7 per cent of the “yes” vote. Hillary Clinton got 4 per cent of the votes.
Modi was placed far ahead of Facebook founder and immensely popular online personality Mark Zuckerberg, who got only 2 per cent.
Commenting on the poll results, the Time magazine said, “In recent months, Modi saw high approval ratings from Indians, according to a September Pew poll, and ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement.”
Source: India Today