Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi raked in the most votes in a Time magazine readers poll for the title of “Person of the Year,” beating out Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and American pop star Miley Cyrus, who placed second and third, respectively.
Sissi, who orchestrated the overthrow of Egypt’s first-ever democratically elected government earlier this year, received 449,596 votes, which comprised 26.2% of polled readers. Erdogan received 356,771 votes (20.8%) and Cyrus received 279,300 votes (16.3%).
Overall, more than 1.3 million votes were submitted to the magazine’s online site, and nearly 560,000 others were registered on Twitter — a total of 1,928,130 votes cast.
According to Time, the largest number of votes came from Sissi’s home country, followed by the United States and India.
The site also stated that when readers were provided with only two options for the title, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani trounced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an overwhelming 70% of the vote.
Time’s Person of the Year is chosen by the magazine’s editors and will be officially announced Wednesday, December 11.