September 21, 2020

15 Most Influential And Powerful Political Leaders In The World

Having an honest and dedicated leader is crucial for a sturdy political system. Such leaders can handle tough scenarios confidently. They are all about to bring reforms and transforming society for the better good.

Powerful politicians are those who have the power to influence people to support their efforts, for better or worse. Strong-willed political leaders are able to expand their influence not just in their country but around the world. Influential leaders are hard to find in current global politics.

Very few politicians are able to establish themselves as inspiration for masses. Here are 15 such influential politicians across the globe:

Justin Trudeau

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Vancouver Courier

Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and has been the leader of the Liberal Party since 2013.

Jair Bolsonaro

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Deccan Herald

Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who is the 38th president of Brazil. Elected in 2018 as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party before cutting ties with them, he has been in office since 1 January 2019.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Middle East Online

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.

Shinzo Abe

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Al Jazeera

Shinzo Abe is a Japanese politician who has served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party since 2012. He previously served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006, and as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history.

Kim Jong-un

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ABC News

Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician serving as Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and the leader of the Workers’ Party of Korea since 2012. He is the second child of Kim Jong-il, who was North Korea’s second Supreme Leader from 1994 to 2011, and Ko Yong-hui.

Imran Khan

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The Week

Imran Ahmed Khan is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan and the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Before entering politics, Khan was an international cricketer and captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, which he led to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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CNN

Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli politician serving as Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, and previously from 1996 to 1999. Netanyahu is also the Chairman of the Likud – National Liberal Movement.

Emmanuel Macron

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Euronews

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017.

Boris Johnson

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The Conversation

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, author, and former journalist who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

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Al Jazeera

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, colloquially known as MBS, is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

Narendra Modi

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NDTV

Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi.

Angela Merkel

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Yahoo

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union from 2000 to 2018.

Donald Trump

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NY Times

Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

Vladimir Putin

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Moscow Times

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former KGB officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

Xi Jinping

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BBC

Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician who has served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012 and President of the People’s Republic of China since 2013.

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