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A politician is an individual involved in politics, sometimes this may include political scientists. In other settings, a politician is a type of political figure.

In Western democracies, the term is generally restricted to those either holding or seeking elected office for themselves, rather than specialists employed by such people. Such a distinction is less clear in non-democratic forms of government.

Some common offices for politicians can include:

Some examples of famous politicians:

See List of Japanese politicans, List of British politicians, List of New Zealand politicians

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