Zelenskyy voted 'most influential' in TIME magazine readers' poll

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President

© APA | Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President

# 20 May 2022 13:15 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has topped the 2022 TIME100 poll, in which readers vote for who they think should be on the magazine's list of the year's most influential people, APA reports citing BBC.

A total of 3.3 million votes were cast by the public, with 5% of voters naming President Zelenskyy as the key public figure of 2022.

Previously on the magazine's cover, President Zelenskyy told TIME he acknowledged that many people around the globe have been closely watching him throughout the conflict.

“You understand that they’re watching,” he told TIME magazine. “You’re a symbol. You need to act the way the head of state must act.”

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, came in second place with 3.5% of the vote, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson followed closely in third place with 3.4% of the public vote.

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