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President Duterte wins Time Magazine's Most Influential Person poll

New York, Apr 17 - Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Krissia Luchansky
President Rody Duterte met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. PTPA Krissia Luchansky
Duterte had consistently led the Time 100 Reader Poll, an online survey in which the publication had asked its readers to vote for who should be included in this year's Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.

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 which closed midnight yesterday.

Time said since taking office in June, Duterte has waged an aggressive war on drugs that has killed more than 8,000 people (See? Naging 8000 na mga bes! hahaha WTF) in the Philippines and his controversial anti-drug campaign has inspired growing opposition from human rights groups and some political leaders, including the lame Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo.

Closely following Duterte in the Time 100 poll were Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Pope Francis, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — all of whom received three per cent of the total "yes" votes.

Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had won the readers' poll last year while Russian President Vladimir Putin had won in 2015.

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