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The Most Important Politicians Of 2019

Updated December 11, 2019 21k votes 2k voters 33.3k views51 items

List RulesPoliticians 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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    Bill English

    Member of Parliament, Deputy prime minister
    334
    173

    BirthplaceDipton, 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 was...  more
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    Amy Klobuchar

    Senator
    357
    198

    BirthplacePlymouth, Minnesota, 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
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    John Delaney

    Presidential candidate
    349
    194
    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 Maryland's...  more
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    Kyrsten Sinema

    Member of Congress
    278
    169

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Kyrsten Lea Sinema (; born July 12, 1976) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as the U.S....  more
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    Kirsten Gillibrand

    State Senator, Member of Congress
    285
    185

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York, USA

    Party (if partisan)Democratic Party

    Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand (née Rutnik; (listen) KEER-stən JIL-i-brand; born December 9, 1966) is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from New York...  more
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    Andrew Yang

    Entrepreneur
    620
    453
    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 growth...  more
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    Malcolm Turnbull

    Member of Parliament
    178
    122

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Malcolm Bligh Turnbull (born 24 October 1954) is an Australian former politician who was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018. He served twice as Leader of the Liberal Party,...  more
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    467
    388

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 formerly a law...  more
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    Michel Temer

    Vice President
    168
    122

    BirthplaceTietê, Brazil

    Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia, better known as Michel Temer, is a Brazilian lawyer and politician who has been Vice President of Brazil since January 2011. He took office after standing as the...  more
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    Nancy Pelosi

    Speaker, Member of Congress
    329
    298

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, 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 2019,...  more
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    Angela Merkel

    Minister, Chancellor
    262
    239

    BirthplaceHamburg, 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 centre-right...  more
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    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 Party...  more
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    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television...  more
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    Mike Pence

    Governor, Member of Congress
    337
    357

    BirthplaceColumbus, Indiana, United States of America

    Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 48th vice president of the United States, leaving office on January 20, 2021. He previously was the...  more
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    262
    277

    BirthplaceSheffield, Alabama, USA

    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 Kentuckian...  more
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    Cory Booker

    Mayor, Senator
    187
    214

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    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

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    Ted Cruz

    Senator
    186
    214

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    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 nomination...  more
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    Gavin Newsom

    Councillor, Mayor
    180
    207

    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

    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, he...  more
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    William F. Weld

    Governor
    169
    197

    BirthplaceSmithtown, New York, 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 the...  more
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    Rick Scott

    Governor
    152
    178

    BirthplaceBloomington, Illinois, 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 Party, he...  more
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    Andrew Cuomo

    Governor, Attorney general
    170
    202

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    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 the...  more
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    Kevin McCarthy

    Member of Congress, Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives
    154
    181

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, 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 Leader,...  more
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    Rand Paul

    Senator
    159
    188

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    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. He...  more
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    Narendra Modi

    Prime minister, Union Minister
    324
    403

    BirthplaceVadnagar, 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 2014....  more
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    Benjamin Netanyahu

    Prime minister, Minister
    186
    226

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, 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 position from...  more