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Sweet 16 results and voting in Global Citizen March Madness Elite 8

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This round is now CLOSED. Vote in the Championship round HERE.


The 2016 Global Citizen March Madness Challenge rolls into the Elite 8 after an exciting Sweet 16 round.

The first round included some nail biters (It went down to the wire for two of the competitions) and one upset (at least by Global Citizen staff predictions).

Here is a full run down of the results and then scroll down and vote in the Global Citizen Elite 8. This new round will determine issue area champions and set up the Global Citizen Final Four.

Voting for this round will end on Thursday, March 31st at 4pm EST. SO GET VOTING.

Results of the Sweet 16:

RESULTS FOR ISSUE DIVISION: EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES

Matchup 1: Malala vs. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Malala: 79%

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 21%

Learn more about Malala HERE and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie HERE.

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Matchup 2: Ban Ki-moon vs. Angela Merkel

Ban Ki-moon: 57%

Angela Merkel: 43%

Learn more about Ban Ki-moon HERE and Angela Merkel HERE.


RESULTS FOR ISSUE DIVISION: ENVIRONMENT & THE PLANET

Matchup 3: Yao Ming vs. Pope Francis

Yao Ming: 40%

Pope Francis: 60%

Learn more about Yao Ming HERE and Pope Francis HERE.

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Matchup 4: Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Jane Goodall

Leonardo DiCaprio: 49%

Jane Goodall: 51%

Learn more about Leonardo DiCaprio HERE and Jane Goodall HERE.


RESULTS FOR ISSUE DIVISION: WATER & SANITATION

Matchup 5: Raya vs. Narendra Modi

Raya: 55%

Narendra Modi: 42%

Learn more about Raya HERE and Narendra Modi HERE.

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Matchup 6: Matt Damon vs. Bill and Melinda Gates

Matt Damon: 30%

Bill and Melinda Gates: 70%

Learn more about Matt Damon HERE and Bill and Melinda Gates HERE.


RESULTS FOR ISSUE DIVISION: GIRLS & WOMEN

Matchup 7: Michelle Obama vs. Justin Trudeau

Michelle Obama: 56%

Justin Trudeau: 44%

Learn more about Michelle Obama HERE and Justin Trudeau HERE.

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Matchup 8: Emma Watson vs. Beyoncé

Emma Watson: 53%

Beyoncé: 47%

Learn more about Emma Watson HERE and Beyoncé HERE.


Match ups for Elite 8 Voting:

ISSUE DIVISION: EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES

Issue Championship: Malala vs. Ban Ki-moon

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Malala vs. Ban Ki-moon
Malala
Ban Ki-moon
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Learn more about Malala HERE and Ban Ki-moon HERE


ISSUE DIVISION: ENVIRONMENT & THE PLANET

Issue Championship: Pope Francis vs. Jane Goodall

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Pope Francis vs. Jane Goodall
Pope Francis
Jane Goodall
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Learn more about Pope Francis HERE and Jane Goodall HERE.


ISSUE DIVISION: WATER & SANITATION

Issue Championship: Raya vs. Bill and Melinda Gates

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Raya vs. Bill and Melinda Gates
Raya
Bill and Melinda Gates
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Learn more about Raya HERE and Bill and Melinda Gates HERE.


ISSUE DIVISION: GIRLS & WOMEN

Issue Championship: Michelle Obama vs. Emma Watson

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Michelle Obama vs. Emma Watson
Michelle Obama
Emma Watson
Quiz Maker

Learn more about Michelle Obama HERE and Emma Watson HERE.


REMINDER: Voting will close on Thursday March 31st at 4pm EST. Check back for more results and support your favorite global citizen to be the 2016 Bracket Challenge Champ!