UPDATE: As of Wed., December 7, Time announced Trump as the Person of the Year.
TIME magazine has unveiled its “Person of The Year” for the 2016 edition. The choice for this title is usually voted by readers as designation for a person who has had the most impact over the past year.
Many assumed the likely winner would be President-Elect Donald Trump, President Obama, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton or WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Neither of these aforementioned figures won, nor did an American for that matter.
By an 18% majority, online readers voted for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the winner of this year’s award.
Modi is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India, and has been in office since May of 2014. This is the fourth time Modi has been nominated for the award, but its the first time he has won. He has been described as strong and decisive. Modi has also been known for running a cabinet that has had no corruption charges brought against him, due to his dedication of eradicating political corruption in India.
The most significant impact of Modi’s tenure was ratifying the Paris Climate Change Agreement, an agreement from the United Nations that deals with greenhouse gas emissions control starting in the year 2020.
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