Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been declared the winner of a reader’s poll for the world’s most powerful person 2019, conducted by British Herald.
The poll was conducted by the British Herald magazine. The magazine said that PM Modi defeated several world leaders and politicians to be declared as the winner. He won with 30.9% of the vote. The evaluation of the selection process was based on extensive study and research on all those nominated for the poll.
Unlike regular voting system, the British Herald readers had to vote through a mandatory one-time password (OTP) process to validate their vote.
The magazine wrote, “Elected to his current and fourth presidential term in March 2018, Putin has led the Russian Federation as either its prime minister, acting president, or president since 1999. Long considered an equal of the President of the United States in holding one of the world’s most powerful public offices, Putin has aggressively exerted Russia’s influence and political policy around the world."
He was ahead of his closest contenders, who included Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, who secured, 29.9, 12.9 and 18.1 per cent of the votes respectively.