1. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first democratically-elected government, also toppled Miley Cyrus to win the readers’ choice of TIME’s 2013 Person Of The Year.
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2. Until very recently, Cyrus was leading the poll with 29.1% of the votes. However, with Egypt accounting for the largest number of votes on the TIME.com poll, Sisi won with 449,596 of 1.9 million votes.
8. Twitter reactions to the poll were varied. There was confusion in Egypt about whether Sisi was TIME’s Person Of The Year, chosen by the magazine’s editors, and to be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
13. TIME’s POY reader poll often has bizarre results. Last year, Kim Jong Un came in first, in what a TIME story called the “completely unscientific Person of the Year reader poll.” It was a close fight between Kim Jong, Mohamed Morsi, Malala Yousafzai and Psy.