Time Person of the Year poll is on, find out where Modi is
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is ahead of his boss, President Barack Obama in the Time poll so far. The annual opinion poll to select Time magazine’s Person of the Year, one of the most pretigious titles to celebrate the popularity of a public figure in a calendar year, is currently on. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had a dream run in 2014 leading his party to historic election victories, is second in the list behind Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Describing Modi as “once a controversial regional leader”, Time said he became India’s prime minister after leading his Bharatiya Janata Party to a “landslide electoral victory on a platform of economic development”.
Doctors and nurses fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai who won a Peace Nobel this year and Pope Francis stand third, fourth and fifth respectively in the list of 50 personalities and groups so far.
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is ahead of his boss, President Barack Obama in the Time poll so far. Other American politicians to feature in the poll are Hillary Clinton, her husband and former President Bill Clinton, and Republican Ted Cruz.
More than 200 girls from Nigeria, abducted by Islamist terror group Boko Haram, also feature in the American magazine’s poll, ahead of German chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese president Xi Jingping.
Kim Kardarshian, who recently bared her famous behind for a magazine’s attempt to break the internet, and actor Jennifer Lawrence also make an appearance in the list.
Voting in the annual poll closes at 11:59 pm on December 6 and the combined winner will be announced on December 8. The Time Person of the Year will be announced by the magazine on December 10, which is also the International Human Rights Day.
Posted by Rohan Kar for Android