Published On: Wed, Dec 9th, 2015

Angela Merkel ‘TIME Person of the Year’ over Islamic State leader, Donald Trump upset

Time Magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year”.

The magazine cited her role in Europe’s crises over migration and Greek debt and providing “steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply”, editor Nancy Gibbs wrote.

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named runner-up and third place went to US presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

“For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is ‘Time’s Person of the Year’,” TIME stated.

Citing the refugee and Greek economic crises, along with the Paris terror attacks, Ms Gibbs said: “Each time Merkel stepped in. Germany would bail Greece out, on her strict terms. It would welcome refugees as casualties of radical Islamist savagery, not carriers of it….”

“All year long he has been saying things that were counted as disqualifying — I’ve lost count how many times,” Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs said Wednesday on NBC’s Today about why Trump was not the top choice and came in third.

“If he is as good at winning votes as he is at winning news cycles, then in the months to come he may well position himself that we may be here a year from now,” she added of Trump’s chances to be Person of the Year 2016. “In the history of Person of the Year, we’ve actually never named a presidential candidate as Person of the Year.” As to Trump’s previous critique that Time wouldn’t give him the honor, Gibbs said, “If he thinks he deserves it, he has the whole next year to let the voters decide that.”

Black Lives Matter activists in fourth place and Iran President Hassad Rouhani in fifth. The decade long German chancellor is only the fourth woman to be named Person of the Year and the first since then-Philippines President Coarzon Aquino in 1986.

The Person of the Year 2015 issue comes out December 11.

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