The influential American Time magazine announced last Sunday, 6 December, that the man of the year, according to the publication, became a Senator is a Jew from Vermont Bernie Sanders is a candidate for the U.S. presidency from the democratic party.
The second place of the magazine’s readers gave Pakistani activist Malala Yusafzai, which is fighting for the right to education of women in her country, which received 5.2% of the votes. The top five winners also included U.S. President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and host of a talk show Stephen Colbert.
Sanders was born in Brooklyn into a family of Jewish immigrants from Poland. From 1981 to 1989 he held the post of mayor of the city of Burlington, Vermont, after he headed the Senate Committee on veterans ‘ Affairs, currently is a member of the financial Commission. Sanders has positioned itself as an «independent democratic socialist», but at the elections is the Democratic party.
The Senator promises to voters to undertake a major reform in the field of economy, politics and environment.
«Brothers and sisters, now is the time of great change and new thinking. Millions of working families will revive American democracy. Our economy today is simple not bad – it is immoral and is on the verge of collapse. We cannot allow everyone in this country belonged to the billionaires» – leads the publication the words of the Senator, said in a speech at the rally.
According to data released by the Federal election Commission, Sanders is ready to Finance the election campaign 4,63 million.