- Hillary Clinton has been named as the Person of the Year by the Guardian of Nigeria.
- Former secretary of state received more endorsements than President-elect Donald Trump.
- She was runner up for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year.
- Women taking on roles of leadership and in economy could add $24 trillion to world economy by 2025.
- The publication praises the former secretary of state for sending “a message of hope and dignity to the world”.
Hillary Clinton has been named as the Person of the Year by The Guardian of Nigeria.
The publication notes that the former secretary of state has campaigned for presidency almost her entire adult life. This includes engaging in volunteer work for women and children as an undergraduate student.
Although President-elect Donald Trump won the 2016 US election, Clinton’s numbers were more than her Republican rival’s. The former secretary of state had a lead of as much as 2.8 million votes over Trump. However, he was able to secure the presidency by account of the Electoral College vote.
Hillary Clinton Person of the Year: Donald Trump’s presidency has denied the world “the best person for the job in the Oval Office”.
In awarding Clinton the prestigious honor, the Guardian noted that Trump has “successfully insulted his way to the White House and denied the world the joy of the first woman, the first First Lady and perhaps the best person for the job in the Oval Office”.
As part of her political career, Clinton has long fought for women, children and families. “With her incredibly brilliant run for the American presidency, Hillary Clinton sent a message of hope and dignity to the world,” the publication praised the former secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton Person of the Year: Former secretary of state received more endorsements than Donald Trump
According to the Washington Times, Clinton received 240 endorsements by newspapers while Trump had merely 19. She also secured the second place for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year.
“That she lost to a man who is as comprehensive in his ignorance as he is relentless in his arrogance to put it on display underlines a certain rot in the heart of their society,” the Guardian said.
According to McKenzie Institute, women taking on the roles of leadership and in the economy across the globe could lead to the addition of as much as $24 trillion (a number that accounts for 26 percent of the global GDP as of today) to the world economy by 2025.
Clinton, the Guardian concluded, was awarded with the honor “for making history as the first woman to get that close to the American presidency, for standing out among men and women, for standing up for her beliefs and standing against the dark forces of discrimination and oppression, for being a banner of hope to all women of all races or color around the world and an inspirational force for the girl-child.”