Thursday, 7 July, 2022

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

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

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

Previously on the magazine's cover, President Zelensky 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.