2019

The Most Important Politicians Of 2019 

Sammy Leary
Updated December 11, 2019 18k votes 1.9k voters 32.2k views 51 items

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

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and former academic serving as the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts since 2013. She was ...more

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Nancy Pelosi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Speaker, Member of Congress

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Democratic Party

Nancy Patricia Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. She has served as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January ...more

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 4 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. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and ...more

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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Minister, Chancellor

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Angela Dorothea Merkel (, German: [aŋˈɡeːla ˈmɛɐ̯kl̩]; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the ...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

Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana, USA

Nationality: United States of America

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. He previously was the 50th governor of Indiana ...more

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7
Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Americas

Nationality: Canada

Justin Pierre James Trudeau (; French: [ʒystɛ̃ tʁydo]; born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd prime minister of Canada since 2015 and leader of the Liberal ...more

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Mitch McConnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Senator

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as Kentucky’s senior United States Senator and as Senate Majority Leader. McConnell is the second ...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

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party. The first ...more
10
Gavin Newsom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Gavin Newsom Councillor, Mayor, Lieutenant Governor

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Democratic Party

Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, ...more

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Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Governor, Attorney general

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Democratic Party

Andrew Mark Cuomo (; born December 6, 1957) is an American politician, author, and lawyer serving as the 56th governor of New York since 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to ...more

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Senator

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Nationality: United States of America

Rafael Edward Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas since 2013. He was the runner-up for the Republican ...more

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Narendra Modi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Prime minister, Union Minister

Birthplace: Vadnagar, India

Nationality: India

Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati pronunciation: [ˈnəɾendrə dɑmodəɾˈdɑs ˈmodiː]; born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since ...more
14
William F. Weld is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
NextPres2 added Governor

Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

William Floyd Weld (born July 31, 1945) is an American attorney, businessman, and Republican politician who served as the 68th Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. Weld is running for ...more
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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Prime minister, Minister, Finance minister

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Nationality: Israel

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ ; born 21 October 1949) is an Israeli politician who has been Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having previously held the ...more

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Kevin McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Member of Congress, Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives

Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

Kevin Owen McCarthy (born January 26, 1965) is an American politician serving in the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the current House Minority ...more
17
Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Senator

Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician and physician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011, alongside Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. ...more

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Rick Scott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Governor

Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

Richard Lynn Scott (né Myers, December 1, 1952) is an American politician who has been serving as the junior United States senator from Florida since 2019. A member of the Republican ...more
19
Bill English is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Member of Parliament, Deputy prime minister

Birthplace: Lumsden, New Zealand

Nationality: New Zealand

Sir Simon William English (born 30 December 1961), commonly known as Bill English, is a retired New Zealand politician who served as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2016 to 2017. He ...more
20
John Delaney is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
Amy Klobuchar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
NextPres2 added Senator

Birthplace: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Amy Jean Klobuchar (; born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, ...more
22
Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
President, Prime minister, Acting President

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, romanized: Vladímir Vladímirovič Pútin; born 7 October 1952) is the President of Russia since 2012, ...more

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Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Councillor, Mayor, Senator

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (; born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from California. She took office on November 4, ...more
24
Maxine Waters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Maxine Waters Member of Congress

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Democratic Party

Maxine Moore Waters (née Carr, August 15, 1938) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district since 2013. A member of the ...more
25
Tammy Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Politicians Of 2019
Member of Congress, Senator

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, she served ...more