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Lisa Simpson battles Putin for world leadership

Even after his term as Russia's head of state expires, Vladimir Putin could still have a chance to stay a president – president of the world.

The international Why Democracy website is holding its own poll for world leader.
 
So far, Putin is running second with 30 per cent of the vote.
 
His closest rival and the leader of the poll is cartoon character Lisa Simpson with a little over 40 per cent.
 
The former title-holder, spiritual leader Dalai Lama, is third.
 
Other contenders include Nelson Mandela and Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai.

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