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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Time chose Obama as Person of the Year 2012


According to Time when Obama's name is on the ballot, "the United States next-younger and different," arises in the polls." "We are in the midst of cultural and demographic changes of historic proportions , and Obama is both the symbol and, in many ways, the architect of the new United States, "said the editorial director of Time , Rick Stengel, told broadcaster NBC  to announce Wednesday's decision. The magazine said the country is in the midst of immense cultural and demographic changes and Obama is responsible for creating a "new majority" that seeks to create "a more perfect union." "By finding and forge a new majority, by converting weakness into an opportunity and to seek, in the midst of great adversity, create a more perfect union, Obama is the personality of the year 2012 from TIME , "the editor of the publication, Rick Stengel said in a statement. Stengel said that "Obama is the first Democratic president since FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) who gets more than 50% of the vote in elections in a row and the first president since 1940 to win re-election with an unemployment rate of 7.5 % ". "He has achieved a winning coalition and perhaps also a governing coalition. His presidency marks the end of the realignment initiated by (former Republican President Ronald) Reagan that marked American politics for 30 years, "he added. Obama had already been selected by Time as Person of the Year in 2008, when he became the first black U.S. president. The person of the year of the magazine is a traditional publishing. Last year, for example,the publication chose the protester as person of the year, in recognition of all forms that emerged in the Arab world , in Spain , in Greece and in the United States. This time, Time chose eight finalists for this year's Person of the Year. They were:  Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani Taliban which fired for fighting for a better education for women, the Egyptian President  Mohamed Mursi , former U.S. president Bill Clintonand his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , the head Yahoo! executive, Marissa Mayer,  the president of Apple, Tim Cook , and besides, the three scientists who discovered the Higgs boson. Last week, were the readers of Time who chose their person of the year  and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was the one that received the most votes in a poll published in the magazine page. Time  means "person of the year" who in his opinion has  exercised the greatest influence on news and life in general during the past year.  previous Designated include the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the president of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke, in 2009, the then president-elect Barack Obama in 2008 and formerly the singer Bono, President George W. Bush and the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

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