By: Luo Yuan-shao and Kay Liu
Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Incoming President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) finished in 19th
place in a reader poll run by Time magazine ahead of the release its annual list of “the 100 most influential people” for 2016.
Tsai, the only Taiwanese featured in the online poll, garnered 1.2 percent of the support from online voters, while United States Senator Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party took the top spot in the poll with 3.3 percent.
Time did not disclose how many people voted in the online poll, which presented 108 notable figures, such as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and was held between March 23 and April 13.
South Korean boy band Big Bang came in second with 2.9 percent, Myarmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi took third with 2.2 percent while U.S. President Barack Obama stood in fourth place with 2 percent.
Other female political figures featured in the poll include U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (8), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (23), and former U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton (25). [FULL STORY]