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power broker

or pow·er·brok·er (pou′ər-brō′kər)
n.
A person who exerts strong political or economic influence, especially by virtue of the individuals and votes he or she controls.

power broker

n
a person with power and influence, esp one who operates behind the scenes

power broker

A person who controls a number of politicians or a large number of votes and uses this to influence political affairs.
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Noun1.power broker - a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control; "a power broker who does you a favor will expect you to return it"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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From the tiniest reciprocal favour between two people to the demands of global power-broking.
But in a functioning democracy, it is out of place, and downright foolhardy when you have troop deployments in the offing dependent on an amateur's attempt at Parliament Hill power-broking.
DURING this season of political party conferences I often think back to when I was in the thick of the cut and thrust of debate among the power-broking shakers and movers who planned national futures of hope, honesty and increasing good fortune over endless drinks in the Galleon Bar of the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
But when that hope is betrayed by the corruption and violence of the following decades, Vikram is drawn into the Kenyatta government's orbit of graft and power-broking.
It is just this sort of patronage and graft that has made the British system of power-broking a laughing stock across the world.
He said the Marines were winning the hearts and minds of locals and providing vital stability in the run-up to crucial political power-broking in the war-torn country.

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