11 December 2020, Washington
US President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2020, BBC reported.
Tweeting a message, Time magazine said, “The Biden-Harris ticket represents something historic.”
The Democratic pair beat three other finalists: frontline healthcare workers and Dr Anthony Fauci, the racial justice movement, and President Donald Trump, who lost the White House race.
Time has been choosing the year’s most influential person since 1927.
“For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year,” wrote Time’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal.
(With inputs from Agencies)