President of Russia Vladimir Putin has been named the winner of US magazine Time 100 readers’ poll for this year’s most influential people, SİA informs citing the TASS.
The Russian leader garnered 6.95% of the votes. The Dalai Lama earned 1.7% of the votes, followed by Pope Francis (1.5%) and US President Barack Obama (1.4%).
Chinese President Xi Jinping, Syrian President Bashar Assad and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have not entered the top 20, getting just 0.9% of the votes.
US former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who announced her presidential bid on Sunday, received 0.8% of the votes. Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko won 0.7% of the votes.