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A politician is an individual involved in politics, sometimes this may include political scientists.

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

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