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power broker

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

a person who wields power and influence, esp. a politician who controls votes.
[1960–65, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.powerbroker - 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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