Prime Minister, you unanimously chose a good "friend" of the former Foreign Secretary. The poll, which ran from 4.36pm until 8.36pm today, saw 3,826 votes cast, with Donald Trump dominating with a huge 72 percent share (2,751 votes). Russian President Vladimir Putin was a distant second with just 11 percent (421 votes).

2021, completed the podium positions. Angela Merkel, who stepped down as leader of her CDU party in Germany at the end of last year and will quit as chancellor.

She received four percent of the vote, with 145 votes – although she was technically pipped by the Do not Know option on six percent (206).

Justin Trudeau received three percent (110), more than 100 candidates.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who has been heavily involved in Brexit negotiations, especially in the long-running issue of the Irish backstop, has just received two percent of your vote (63).

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Shinzo Abe 37, Xi Jinping 36, Narenda Modi 27, Emmanuel Macron 18 and Pedro Sanchez in last place with 12. readers were unanimous in their support for Mr. Trump, praising his fighting skills.

One said: "Trump actually fights for his own country many of our MPs who seem to prefer fighting for the EU and against the UK."

Another commented: "President Donald Trump as our PM he would get our Brexit and clean up our country from all the dirt."

A third person said: "Trump should get his ancestry citizenship and then run PM once he's done with straightening out the US! Trump for PM! "

Mr. Trump lavished praise on Mr. Johnson, describing him as "a friend of mine" and a "very good guy".

Mr Johnson or Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage While in Britain, Mr Trump said: "I may. Nigel Farage is a friend of mine, they are very good guys, very interesting people. "

Mr Trump had initially stopped short of backing the Tory leadership of Frontrunner becoming the new Prime Minister.

He said: "Well I like you, I mean you're friends of mine, but I have not thought about supporting them.

"Maybe it's not my business to support people. But I have a lot of respect for both of them. "

Mr Trump has talked to Mr. Johnson as Prime Minister before – during his "working visit" to the UK last July, in the wake of Mr. Johnson's resignation as Foreign Secretary, he told The Sun, "I like him a lot. I have a lot of respect for Boris.

"I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back at some point.

"I think he is a great representative for your country."

Perhaps more surprising what Vladimir Putin's second-place finish.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia at Salisbury in March 2018.

The UK has survived, but Russia has always furiously denied any involvement.