Egypt's Sisi Wins Poll for TIME Person of the Year, Turkish PM comes in second
Egypt's Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. REUTERS photoEgypt’s General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won TIME magazine’s 2013 Person of the Year poll with 26.2% of the votes, while Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came in second place with 20.8% of the total, Time reported.
Sisi received 449,596 votes, ahead of Erdoğan who received 356,771 votes and American pop star Miley Cyrus, who received 279,300 votes or 16.3%.
In face-off contests between Person of the Year candidates, Sisi beat Erdoğan, taking 56% percent of the votes.
Sisi’s numbers were driven by massive support from his native Egypt: the country accounted for the largest number of votes on the TIME.com poll.
TIME’s Person of the Year is chosen by the magazine’s editors and will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11.