Zelensky ranked first in the readers' poll among the most influential people in the world by Time magazine
2022-05-20: [Article Link]
According to the 19th U.S. Times weekly, the readers voted for the 100th most influential person in the world in 2022. More than 3.3 million readers voted, Zelensky was ranked first with 5% of the votes. The report states that the list of the 100 most influential people in the world will eventually be selected by the editor of Time magazine and officially announced on 23 May. According to the article, in February of this year, Russia began “a full invasion” of Ukraine, and the comedian Zelensky, who had no political experience before his election as President of Ukraine in 2019, was pushed to the world stage, calling on leaders to support Ukraine. “You know they're watching,” Zelensky spoke about his role in war when he interviewed Times in April, “You're a symbol. You need to take what the Head of State has to do.”
Second, CEO Tesla Musk, with 3.5% of the votes. According to reports, Musk has attracted a lot of attention because of his US$ 44 billion Twitter acquisition.
British Prime Minister Johnson is ranked third at 3.4%. It is reported that earlier this year, British Prime Minister Johnson was fined by the police for his “party door” and became the first incumbent Prime Minister in the United Kingdom to be punished for breaking the law.
According to reports, health-care workers who followed Johnson immediately received 3.2 per cent of the vote, which is critical to the current fight against the Covid-19 epidemic; United States President Biden ranked fifth at 3.1 per cent.
The election of the Times weekly was a cause for concern, with some agreeing that Zelensky had obtained the highest voter turnout.
“Beautiful! We Ukrainians must support our country in any way we can, without exception.”
Others, however, expressed doubts.
“It is clear that, in order to combat Putin, all practical and promotional measures have gone hand in hand.”
"Same sympathy vote as the European singing contest?"
On the evening of May 14, a local Ukrainian band won the 2022 European singing championship in Turin, Italy. Then Zelensky quickly sent a message congratulating “Ukraine’s victory” and “Our music conquered Europe.” On May 15, the Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information, Tekachenko, wrote to the Lithuanian and Polish people on a social platform: "It is a shame that at the European Singing Competition, the judges from Ukraine gave you zero points in both countries, and the Ukrainians gave you 12 points.