US president Barack Obama has been voted news maker of the year by 45% of Dutch primary school children, reports Dutch world service radio RNW, without quoting sources.
In second place, with 22% of the vote, was Joran van der Sloot who is suspected of killing US teenager Natalee Holloway.
Previous winners include crime boss Willem Holleeder, the controversial former integration minister Rita Verdonk and Mohammed Bouyeri, the man who murdered film-maker Theo van Gogh.
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