Every day we see a lot of politicians on our television screens but only few of them are actually popular. Well it seems an easy task but actually it’s very difficult to be one of the powerful politicians. It would be rather easy to become a good politician but it really needs some skills to be the best. A good politician should serve for the public rather than himself. One of the qualities for becoming a powerful politician is to have more and more personal contacts with powerful people who can help you. Here below is the list of Top 10 Most Powerful Politicians Of 2020.
10. Ali Hosseini Khamenei
Ali Hosseini Khamenei is a Shia Irani politician. He is the most powerful person of Iran as a head of state. He was placed on the 21st position by Forbes ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’ in 2012. Previously, Khamenei served as a Deputy Defense Minister and also a supervisor of Islamic Revolutionary Guards. He is considered as the tenth most powerful politician in 2020.
9. Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi who is serving as the President of India’s biggest party- Indian National Congress- is an Italian born Indian politician who is the widow of the sixth Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. She has the honor of serving as the Chairperson of United Progressive Alliance; she is also the longest serving President of Congress party.
8. Dilma Vana Rousseff
Dilma Rousseff was born to an upper middle class family on 14 December 1947. After remaining in the office of Chief of Staff of the President from 2005 to 2010, she assumed the Office of President on 1st January, 2011. During her youth, she remained a valiant politician and stood against the military dictatorship. She also remained on the important seats of State secretary of energy and Minister for energy before ascending to the President’s office.
7. Francois Hollande
The ex- Co Prince of Andorra is on number seven on the list of most powerful politicians. Francois Hollande- who is a French politician born on 12 August 1954- is also the President of France. Before assuming the President’s office in May 2012, Francois remained on many important positions in France. He remained the Mayor of Tulle from 2001 to 2008 and then President of General council of Correze. Previously he was also appointed as the Deputy of the National Assembly of France two times from 1988 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2012.
6. David Cameron
David William Donald Cameron is the present Prime Minister of country United Kingdom. The reason he is number sixth on our list is basically because of his extra ordinary skills and devotion to his work. He is considered one of the most able politicians of his time. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before ascending to the office of Prime minister, he was also appointed Minister for Civil service and remained a leader of opposition before finally becoming Prime Minister.
5. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Abdullah is the sixth king of Saudi Arabia who became king after the illness of his half-brother, King Fahad in 1995; however he ascended to throne in 2005. The main reason he is considered as a powerful person is because he controls world’s 18% of oil. Moreover he has also strong relations with United States and United Kingdom. He was commander of the Saudi National Guards and also Defense Minister before ascending to the throne.
4. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel was born on July 17, 1954 who holds a doctorate as a physical chemist before she entered politics in 1989. Nowadays, she is the Chancellor of Germany and has been in the office since 2005. She is also the leader of Christian Democratic unit. She has served as Federal minister for Women and Youth and as Federal Minister of Nuclear Safety, Nature Conservation and Environment. She is the spouse of a famous quantum chemist Joachim Saur.
3. Xi Jinping
Born on 15 June 1953 at a famous communist veteran’s house Xi Zhongxun, he was very well groomed both politically and educationally. He is the current President of the People’s Republic of China and along with that he is also the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. This is a very important seat which makes him one of the most powerful people as the General Secretary holds the ultimate power and authority over the state and the government. He is also the Chairman of Central Military Commission and also remained Governor of two important provinces.
2. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama ll- the 44th President of The United States of America- was born on August 4, 1961, in Hawaii who assumed office on 20 January 2010. Brought up in Chicago, Obama graduated from Columbia University and then studied law from Harvard Law School. His extra ordinary personality and courageous decisions makes him the second most powerful person in the world. After getting into the office, he made very important decisions regarding Afghan and Iraq war which also adds to his position. He was re-elected president in the end of 2012.
1. Vladmir Putin
Vladmir Putin was born on 7 October 1952 at a Navy Officers house. After graduating as a law student from Leningrad State University in 1975, Putin joined KGB which was the intelligence agency of USSR. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel but resigned in 1991 to start his political career. In 1999, he was made the acting President for a few months and finally on 7 May 2000, he took oath as the President of Russia. He was re-elected in 2004 and remained President until 2008. In 2008 new President, Dimitri Medvedev made him Prime Minister and he served there from 2008 to 2012 and again took part in the Presidential elections where he was again elected, thus becoming the President for the third time in 2012. During his reign from 1999 till 2020 real income and wages have been increased dramatically and poverty and unemployment decreased rapidly.
The GDP has increased by 72% and the Russian economy has increased astonishingly. He is considered a pop cultural icon and has earned a strongman image.[/sociallocker]