MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a poll of readers of the Time magazine for the 2016 Person of the Year, the magazine said on Monday.
Modi got 19 percent of votes beating US President Barack Obama, US President-elect Donald Trump and WikiLeaks whistleblowing website’s founder Julian Assange, who gained 7 percent.
The magazine's editors will officially announce the 2016 Person of the Year on December 7.
For the first time the magazine selected the Man of the Year (the Person of the Year since 1999) in 1927 when US pilot Charles Lindbergh won the title following the first ever solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic. In 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named the Person of the Year.