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The Most Important Politicians Of 2019

Updated December 11, 2019 24.0k votes 2.0k voters 32.9k 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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    Andrew Yang

    Entrepreneur
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  • Elizabeth Warren2
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    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nancy Pelosi3
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    Nancy Pelosi

    Speaker, Member of Congress

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Party (if partisan)Democratic Party

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  • Angela Merkel4
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    Angela Merkel

    Minister, Chancellor

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Angela Dorothea Merkel (, German: [aŋˈɡeːla ˈmɛɐ̯kl̩]; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Justin Trudeau5
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    Mike Pence

    Governor, Member of Congress

    BirthplaceColumbus, Indiana, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Mitch McConnell8
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    BirthplaceSheffield, Alabama, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as... more on Wikipedia
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    Cory Booker

    Mayor, Senator

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior... more on Wikipedia
  • Gavin Newsom10
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    Gavin Newsom

    Councillor, Mayor

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Party (if partisan)Democratic Party

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  • Ted Cruz11
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    Ted Cruz

    Senator

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • William F. Weld12
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    BirthplaceSmithtown, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Andrew Cuomo13
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    Andrew Cuomo

    Governor, Attorney general

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Party (if partisan)Democratic Party

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  • Kevin McCarthy14
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    Kevin McCarthy

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

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Party (if partisan)Republican Party

    Kevin Owen McCarthy (born January 26, 1965) is an American politician serving in the United... more on Wikipedia
  • Rick Scott15
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    Rick Scott

    Governor

    BirthplaceBloomington, Illinois, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Party (if partisan)Republican Party

    Richard Lynn Scott (né Myers, December 1, 1952) is an American politician who has been serving... more on Wikipedia
  • Rand Paul16
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    Rand Paul

    Senator

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Party (if partisan)Republican Party

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  • Benjamin Netanyahu17
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    Benjamin Netanyahu

    Prime minister, Minister

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel

    NationalityIsrael

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  • Bill English18
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    Bill English

    Member of Parliament, Deputy prime minister

    BirthplaceLumsden, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

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  • Narendra Modi19
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    Narendra Modi

    Prime minister, Union Minister

    BirthplaceVadnagar, India

    NationalityIndia

    Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati pronunciation: [ˈnəɾendrə dɑmodəɾˈdɑs ˈmodiː]; born 17... more on Wikipedia
  • John Delaney20
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    John Delaney

    Presidential candidate
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  • Amy Klobuchar21
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    BirthplacePlymouth, Minnesota, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Vladimir Putin22
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    Vladimir Putin

    President, Prime minister

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

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  • Maxine Waters23
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    Maxine Waters

    Member of Congress

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Party (if partisan)Democratic Party

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  • Dianne Feinstein24
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    Dianne Feinstein

    Councillor, Mayor

    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Tammy Baldwin25
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    Tammy Baldwin

    Member of Congress, Senator

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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