The online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year is none other than, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has won the title beating world top leaders, artists, and politicians as the most influential figure of 2016.
The magazine’s editors decide the winner based on how the world recognizes those voted.
The poll got closed on Sunday midnight. Modi won with 18% of the votes. His close contenders, included Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Julian Assange. All of them received only 7% of votes. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg got 2% votes and Hillary Clinton got 4%.
Poll results were analyzed by poll host Apester. He found that votes were purely based on the country and Modi was the choice in India, California, and New Jersey.
Every year, TIME selects the most influential person of the year, based on those who had the largest global impact over the past 12 months. In partnership with Opentopic and IBM’s Watson this year, TIME editors were also able to see how candidates were powerful on the Internet.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI