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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

The pair have won the most votes of any presidential election in hiThe pair have won the most votes of any presidential election in history with their historic win.The pair have won the most votes of any presidential election in history with their historic win.The pair have won the most votes of any presidential election in history with their historic win.The pair have won the most votes of any presidential election in The pair have won the most votes of any presidential election in history with their historic win.

 

President-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

 

The incoming US leaders won the honour for “changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, and for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world”, Time’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said.

It is not unusual for presidents to be elected Person of the Year – in fact, every elected president since Franklin D Roosevelt has been chosen for the honour at some point during their term.

 

Other nominees included Mr Biden’s rival President Donald Trump, frontline healthcare workers, top infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci, and the movement for racial justice.

 

Korean boyband BTS won Time’s Entertainer of the Year, while Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James took home the prize for Athlete of the Year.

Applauding Mr Biden’s election win last month, the magazine said the Democrat “had the vision, set the tone and topped the ticket”.

But it also pointed out his running mate, Ms Harris, provided something he never could: “Generational change, a fresh perspective, and an embodiment of America’s diversity.”

 

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