TIME Readers Choose Egypt's General Sisi Over Miley Cyrus As Person Of The Year

Sisi ousted Cyrus in a closely contested battle, to win the "completely unscientific" readers' poll.

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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.

I think the @Time should publish in Arabic a statement telling our Egyptian local media the difference between #TimePOY and internet polls

Zeinobia

@Zeinobia

I think the @Time should publish in Arabic a statement telling our Egyptian local media the difference between #TimePOY and internet polls

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and Egyptian news websites like ONA are claiming that General El Sisi won the #TimePOY publishing a fake @TIme magazine cover for him

Zeinobia

@Zeinobia

and Egyptian news websites like ONA are claiming that General El Sisi won the #TimePOY publishing a fake @TIme magazine cover for him

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Today 2 people told me Time picked Sisi to be "man of the year".

The Big Pharaoh

@TheBigPharaoh

Today 2 people told me Time picked Sisi to be "man of the year".

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What message do you send about your country if you think Sisi - a murderer and defender of virginity tests - is person of the year? #Egypt

Patrick Galey

@patrickgaley

What message do you send about your country if you think Sisi - a murderer and defender of virginity tests - is person of the year? #Egypt

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Long overdue recognition for his humanitarian work in India: RT @TIME Egypt’s General el-Sisi wins #TIMEPOY poll http://t.co/fB1aA4EUAX

Tom Gara

@tomgara

Long overdue recognition for his humanitarian work in India: RT @TIME Egypt’s General el-Sisi wins #TIMEPOY poll http://t.co/fB1aA4EUAX

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This tweet pretty much sums it up.

The fact that one of either Sisi, Erdogan or Miley Cyrus is going to be TIME's Person of the Year really shows what kind of year it's been.

Galal

@GalalAmrG

The fact that one of either Sisi, Erdogan or Miley Cyrus is going to be TIME's Person of the Year really shows what kind of year it's been.

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Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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