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politician

1. a person actively engaged in politics, esp a full-time professional member of a deliberative assembly
2. a person who is experienced or skilled in the art or science of politics, government, or administration; statesman
3. Disparaging chiefly US a person who engages in politics out of a wish for personal gain, as realized by holding a public office
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Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 10 ( ANI ): People can go wrong with anything, but not with the National Anthem and it is more shocking when a political figure fails to sing it.
He remains an active political figure after his retirement, having become a critic of his handpicked successor, Abdullah Badawi, and actively supporting Abdullah's replacement by Najib Razak.
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.
95) may not be as meaningful now that he's not made the presidency--but Kerry is still an important political figure and senator, and this biography remains a strong pick for students of political history, surveying Kerry's first venture into political to his current impact.
Born in New York City, raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, and educated at Harvard, Franken has become a full-time political figure.
Being on the same side of an issue with a given political figure on one or two issues is not the same thing as supporting that individual or their entire agenda.
Joaquin Lavin, mayor of Santiago and opposition political figure (MercoPress)