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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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