MIDWEEK SURVEY – WHICH GLOBAL LEADER SHOULD GET THE PERSON OF YEAR TITLE?
DESK REPORT/TORONTO – In this week’s exclusive survey Yudhvir Jaswal,
Group Editor and CEO of YMedia asked the community who should be voted as a
Person of Year globally. He was talking in the context of a Time magazine poll
survey. The community overwhelmingly voted for the Indian Prime Minister
Narendra Modi followed by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on number two and
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on number three. Others included US President-elect Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Indian social
activist Ana Hazare, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, recently retired Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif, US President Barack Obama, Russian
President Vladimir Putin, PTI chief Imran Khan, soccer player Neymar, and PPP
chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Surprisingly no one voted for the Chinese President Xi
Jingping. Conducted on Southasian PULSE Prime Time on Tuesday morning between 10am to 12 noon, the station received 104 votes in total. Modi received 34
votes making 32.7%; Kejriwal 32 making 30.76%, Assange 8 making 7.7%; Obama
8 making 7.7%; Trump 10 making 9.61%, Trudeau and General Raheel Sharif got
three votes each making 2.88%; Putin 2 making 1.92%; Neymar, Ana Hazare,
Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan and Bilawal received 1 vote each making 0.96%.
YMedia regularly holds weekly polls on various issues that of interest to the
community and publish their results on all five of its media platforms every week.