Duterte is world’s most influential in Time 2017 Readers’ Poll

duterte timesPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte is on top of the heap of Time magazine’s readers poll for the annual list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Time said Duterte grabbed the top spot with  five percent of the total “yes” votes as the poll ended April 16, 2017.

Duterte was ahead of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Pope Francis, American billionaire Bill Gates and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who all received three percent of the total “yes” votes.

American politician Bernie Sanders topped the poll in 2016 while Russian President Vladimir Putin was the readers’ top choice in 2015.

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