Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday was awarded as the winner of TIME Magazine’s Person of the year – as per the reader’s Poll.
The TIME magazine revealed that Prime Minister won with 18 percent of votes when the poll closed on Sunday midnight. TIME magazine’s person of the year will be announced on December 7, and is selected by TIME Magazine editors.
“He (Modi) placed well ahead of his closest contenders, including Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Julian Assange, who all received seven per cent of the “yes” vote. Modi was also placed far ahead of other prominent figures of this year, like Mark Zuckerberg (two per cent) and Hillary Clinton (four per cent).
TIME this year conducted the poll in partnership with Opentopic and IBM’s Watson, thereby assisting TIME editors to see how candidates were influential on the Internet.