Time names Trump its 2016 ‘Person of the Year’

The US president-elect welcomed the accolade as a 'very, very great honour'

NEW YORK // Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its 2016 "Person of the Year" for 2016 for his stunning upset victory in the US election, saying he had redrawn America's political rules.

The Republican president-elect welcomed the accolade as a “very, very great honour”.

The magazine’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said Hillary Clinton, Mr Trump’s Democratic rival in the presidential election, was the number two finalist.

The choice of Mr Trump this year was “straightforward”, she added.

* Agence France-Presse, Associated Press

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