Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud could be crowned Time Person of the Year 2017, according to Sabq newspaper.

Prince Mohammed is leading the polls to choose the most influential personality to make a mark in the world this year, obtaining 21 per cent of the votes polled so far.

The list of 33 nominees which features US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, also includes celebrities, political figures and other personalities.

Prince Mohammed, the only nominated Arab personality on the list, is followed by Me Too, with just 6pc of the votes polled so far.

#Me Too which went viral was launched to denounce sexual assault and harassment, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ranked third with 5pc of the votes polled, followed by Hillary Clinton and Putin, with 4pc each.

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Quote by the Prince

"We seek to be proud of our country, and allow the latter to contribute to the development of the world, whether on the economic, environmental, civilisational, or intellectual levels."