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The Most Important Politicians Of 2019  

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List Rules Politicians who have significantly affected both global and US life and politics in 2019.

Voting is an integral part of any democracy. And now, you have the power to vote for the individuals you believe to be the most important politicians of 2019. 

The following politicians from around the globe impacted the world in a big way. Some have brought their people together while others have created divisions that could take decades to repair. Your rankings will show which political figures in 2019 you believe impacted their countries and the world at large the most. Whether that impact was good or bad is open to interpretation in many cases, but we want to know what you think. From famous (or infamous) American politicians to popular international political figures, these individuals are the most important politicians of 2019

While there are numerous famous American politicians in 2019 we are all familiar with, other world leaders are just as important. Angela Merkel transformed Germany's politics when she was elected to office in 2005 and helped the country thrive when the rest of the world suffered from an economic downturn, and she's showing no signs of stopping. Justin Trudeau, as the prime minister of Canada, lowered taxes for the middle class and provided more leave time for Canadians who wanted to look after ill family members. In this list, who do you think are the most important politicians. Feel free to add any polliticians you think have been highly influential in 2019. 

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Andrew Yang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
mcaser added Entrepreneur
Andrew Yang (born January 13, 1975) is an American entrepreneur, the founder of Venture for America, and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. He has worked in startups and early stage ...more
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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Senator
Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law ...more
3
Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Minister, Chancellor
Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes ...more
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Nancy Pelosi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Speaker, Member of Congress
Nancy Patricia Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American politician serving as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019. First elected to Congress in 1987, she ...more
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Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party since ...more
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Mike Pence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Governor, Member of Congress
Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th and current Vice President of the United States, since January 20, 2017. He previously was the ...more
7
Mitch McConnell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Senator
Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. A member of the Republican Party, he has been the Majority Leader of the Senate since January ...more
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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more
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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Maggie Clancy added Mayor, Senator
Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. Previously he served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. Booker was ...more
10
Gavin Newsom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Councillor, Mayor, Lieutenant Governor
Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman who is the Governor-elect of California. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the 49th Lieutenant Governor of ...more
11
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Senator
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from ...more
12
William F. Weld is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
NextPres2 added Governor
William Floyd Weld is an American attorney, businessman and Republican politician from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Weld, a moderate Republican, served as the United States Attorney for ...more
13
Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Senator
Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an American physician and politician from Kentucky. In office since 2011, Paul currently serves in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican ...more
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Rick Scott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Governor
Richard "Rick" Lynn Scott is an American businessman and politician who has been the 45th Governor of Florida since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. Born in Bloomington, ...more
15
John Delaney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
NextPres2 added Presidential candidate
John Kevin Delaney (born April 16, 1963) is an American politician and businessman who is running for President of the United States in 2020. He was the United States Representative for ...more
16
Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Governor, Attorney general
Andrew Mark Cuomo is an American politician who is the 56th and current Governor of New York. A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo was elected in 2010, holding the same position his father, ...more
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Kevin McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Member of Congress, Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives
Kevin Owen McCarthy is the House Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Representative for California's 23rd District. A Republican, he was formerly Chairman ...more
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Bill English is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Member of Parliament, Deputy prime minister
Simon William "Bill" English is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of New Zealand, in office since 2008. English entered parliament in 1990 as a National Party MP ...more
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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Prime minister, Minister, Finance minister
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset, Chairman of the Likud party and Minister of Public Diplomacy and ...more
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Amy Klobuchar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
NextPres2 added Senator
Amy Jean Klobuchar is the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party. She is the first ...more
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Narendra Modi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Prime minister, Union Minister
Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 ...more
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Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Councillor, Mayor, Senator
Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein, born Dianne Emiel Goldman, is the senior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She ...more
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Mike Pompeo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Member of Congress
Michael Richard Pompeo (born December 30, 1963) is an American politician and intelligence officer serving as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency since January 23, 2017 after being ...more
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Maxine Waters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Member of Congress
Maxine Moore Waters is the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, and previously the 35th and 29th districts, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic ...more
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Chuck Schumer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Member of Congress, Senator
Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent ...more