United States President-elect Donald Trump was declared TIME’s Person of the Year 2016. “He has upended the leadership of both major political parties and effectively shifted the political direction of the international order,” the magazine said. “He will soon command history’s most lethal military, along with economic levers that can change the lives of billions.”

“Trump found a way to woo white evangelicals by historic margins, even winning those who attend religious services every week,” TIME said in its report announcing the honour. “He identified the central issue motivating the American electorate and then convinced a plurality of the voters in the states that mattered that he was the best person to bring change.”

The Republican had come in third in the list in 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was declared TIME’s Person of the Year 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had won the online reader’s poll for the magazine’s Person of the Year 2016 title.