Known for stoking controversies, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte won the 2017 TIME 100 Reader Poll of the 100 most influential people in the world, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not garner any votes in the online survey. The final official list of the top 100 will be decided by TIME editors and the announcement will be made on April 20.
Duterte, who has made lewd remarks against the US, its former president Barack Obama and several others, received 5 per cent of the total “yes” votes
In the poll, PM Modi did not appear to garner any or at least a significant amount of the yes votes, with his percentage showing as 0 per cent. Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Ivanka Trump and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are along with PM Modi in the zero per cent vote category.
Following Duterte was Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who garned three per cent of the votes. Pope Francis, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg were among the others with a three per cent vote share.
US President Donald Trump got two per cent of the votes. Russian President Vladimir Putin, singer Rihanna and actor Emma Stone among others were also in the 2 per cent category.
In 2016, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders won the reader poll. In 2015, it was Putin.
Last year, Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, tennis star Sania Mirza, actress Priyanka Chopra and founders of FLIPKART – Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal were among Time’s list of the 100 most influential people.