Egypt’s General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is the winner of the TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year poll.
Sisi received 449,596 votes, or 26.2% of the total, beating out Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who received 356,771 votes or 20.8%, and American pop star Miley Cyrus, who received 279,300 votes or 16.3%.
Sisi’s numbers were driven by massive support from his native Egypt: the country accounted for the largest number of votes on the TIME.com poll. India and the United States provided the second and third highest number of responses, respectively. TIME’s Person of the Year is chosen by the magazine’s editors and will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
As part of TIME’s partnership with Twitter to host this year’s Person of the Year conversation, we opened up our reader’s choice poll to social media voting on Twitter using Poptip. Users could vote by tweeting their choice with #TIMEPOY or on Time.com, where Poptip’s technology analyzes results in real time.
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