Will Saudi's crown prince be TIME's Person of the Year?

The wave of detentions was made public on November 4, shortly after King Salman announced the formation of the anti-corruption commission headed by his heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The names of those held has still not been made public, but last week Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was once seen as a contender to the throne, was released after agreeing an "acceptable settlement" with authorities of more than $1bn (£750m).

The 32-year-old crown prince received 24 percent of the "yes" votes cast.

Edition of Time, a survey was conducted among the readers whom they consider worthy of the title "person of the year". The #Metoo movement brought together people around the world on social media to share their experiences with sexual assault and harassment.

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Finishing third, with 5 percent of votes each, were former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, special counsel Robert Mueller and the Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

The crackdown has turned the palatial Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, which hosted U.S. President Donald Trump in May, into a five-star detention center for some of Saudi Arabia's richest and most influential people. So, last year, readers chose the victor of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra modi.

TIME has been choosing its year-end Person of the Year since 1927.

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