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Time Person Of The Year 2016 Sees Nigel Farage, Donald Trump And Beyonce On Shortlist

'Under what Godless sun is frog-mouthed Nigel Farage being considered?'

06/12/2016 08:59 GMT | Updated 06/12/2016 09:18 GMT

Nigel Farage has been shortlisted for Time magazine’s prestigious person of the year award.

The former Ukip leader features alongside the likes of US President-elect Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, scientists who have developed technology to edit DNA, and Beyonce among the finalists.

The American news magazine, which has a global audience, appeared to give Farage much of the credit for the June 23 Brexit vote, the Press Association reported.

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Announcing the 11-strong shortlist, chosen by Time editors, the magazine said: “As head of the UK Independence Party, Farage was a face of the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, positioning the referendum as the start of a global populist wave against the political establishment.”

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The winner will be announced on Wednesday.

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