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TIME's Shortlist For 2018 Person Of The Year

11 December 2018

Donald Trump: The tweet-happy USA president was named the 2016 Person of the Year when he was president-elect.

The honour is bestowed to a person who has made the most impact on news, culture and/or politics around the world during the last calendar year.

Moon Jae-in: South Korea's president has received plenty of press this year for holding three "historic" summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as reported by TIME.

TIME magazine released its "shortlist" of candidates for 2018 Person of the Year on Monday.

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TIME has made the designation every year since 1927. This led to many children being held in government facilities, away from their parents.

The year before that, 2016, was Donald Trump. In testifying on Capitol Hill against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (now Justice Kavanaugh) she became a symbol for survivors of sex assault. TIME described Khashoggi as "a prolific commentator and critic of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman".

The students and graduates from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were noted for organizing "the #NeverAgain movement and the March for Our Lives demonstrations across America, campaigning for gun-control reforms to prevent similar tragedies". Meghan Markle captivated pop culture followers in May when she married Britain's Prince Harry, becoming the Duchess of Sussex.

TIME magazine has named their annual Person of the Year cover, and this year the media-based honorific goes to "killed and imprisoned journalists" featuring Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi who was politically assassinated by Saudi officials on one of four covers.

TIME's Shortlist For 2018 Person Of The Year