Time readers pick Sisi as person of the year

December 07, 2013 - 5:06:06 am

 General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi collected 26.2% of the votes

LONDON: Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi has pulled ahead of pop star Miley Cyrus to claim the top spot in Time magazine’s annual reader poll for person of the year, in a vote that saw accusations of hacking for the second year in a row. Time announced the results yesterday, revealing that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came in second with 20.8 percent of the votes. He came in just above Cyrus, who had 16.3 percent of the vote. The vote comes ahead of the magazine editors’ person of the year announcement next week. 

To reach the top spot, Sisi collected 26.2 percent of the votes. He was elected deputy prime minister after helping oust Mohammed Mursi, one of four runners-up in the editors’ competition last year. More than 1.9 million people voted using a Twitter hashtag and using an online poll.The Guardian

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