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politician

noun campaigner, candidate, governnental leader, lawgiver, lawmaker, legislator, office seeker, officeholder, officer of state, official, partisan, party memmer, politico, public servant, representative, statesman
See also: demagogue, lawmaker, legislator
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The bureau tweeted: "If all goes well we've got a Newsnight out tonight about a very senior political figure who is a paedophile.
Each political figure in Iraq has more than one external mentor; a mess which has led them to confusion and disarray.
Ruby stressed that the lawsuit filed by Egyptian lawyer Nabeeh Al Wahsh calling to boycott her from all media in Egypt and accusing her of being involved with a number of political figures from the former Egyptian regime is absurd.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Just 45% of Americans would like to see Sarah Palin become a major national political figure for many years to come, while a slight majority of 52% say they would not.
It is, of course, a matter for the party to decide who the leader is going to be, but my view is that Gordon is a towering political figure.
A biography of one of Wales's foremost political figures in the post-war era will be written by an academic at Huddersfield University.
Now, you're essentially a political figure who does comedy.
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Shortly before helping launch the CNP, Viguerie and Weyrich initiated the Moral Majority and tapped Falwell to run it, making the obscure Lynchburg pastor a major political figure overnight.
I think it's sale to say that President Bush has no idea that in proposing an amendment to the Constitution mil to ban gay marriage he has accomplished something that no other event or political figure has managed to do: He has galvanized a previously apathetic generation of gay men in their mid to late 20s.
Helms was the most widely recognized political figure in the state, and ranked ahead of many presidential candidates and North Carolina celebrities.
Computer code is not purely expressive any more than the assassination of a political figure is purely a political statement," Kaplan said.