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A politician (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office within a government. In democratic countries, politicians seek a position within a government through elections or appointment. In non-democratic countries, they employ other means of reaching power, e.g., bribery, revolutions, intrigues. Some politicians are experienced in the art or science of government.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land or a locality and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a "politician" can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any bureaucratic institution.

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