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Synonyms for Kingmaker

English statesman

an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence

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VVALL mixed up Rearrange the letters to reveal the name of the Alan King-trained winner of the Kingmaker novices' Chase in 2014.
Historians have documented the hedonistic saga of Bashorun Gaa, and a very important part of the books written on this kingmaker is his usual treaties after getting rid of yet another king, 'Ija ilu ni Gaa n'gbe, Gaa o pa yin l'oba he Ooo.
Kolkata: Ruling out prime ministerial ambition, West Bengal's chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, signalled her preference to play kingmaker post the 2019 general elections in India.
Kingmaker are a relatively new company and were incorporated in October 2013.
In short, by endorsing one, Abbott would do some damage to his relationship with the other two; the media both nationally and in Texas would interpret an endorsement of one as a slap in the face of the other two," Geraghty blogged a day later under the headline "Greg Abbott Could be a 2016 Kingmaker - But He May Not Want to Be.
The plan with him is to go for the Kingmaker and then head straight to Cheltenham for the Arkle.
ON THIS DAY 1428: Richard Nevill, Earl of Warwick, so-called Kingmaker during the Wars Of The Roses, was born.
2014 is going to feature plenty of important politicking and vote- winning from satraps -- including a man named Kejriwal -- but every one of them will have to remember: it doesn't take much for a kingmaker to become the spurned suitor.
Featuring New York Times PC-Schreiberling Yale Professor Mark Oppenheimer interviewing foremost poetry critic, "apostle of niceness," "cross-dressing kingmaker," "authority on women's basketball" Harvard English Professor Stephen Burt.
Anne and her eldest sister Isabel were the daughters of Richard, Earl of Warwick, the Kingmaker.
Japan: Ichiro Ozawa, Japan s one-time political kingmaker, condemned prosecutors and repeated his claims of innocence Monday during closing arguments at his political funding scandal trial.
On one level, this observation is brilliant but I also agree it's not who is kingmaker or who wins the most votes, it's actually about what the votes are about and what we achieve for people out there.
As the fourth largest bloc, the Kurds can play the kingmaker role as any possible combination of coalition government needs the support of the Kurdish seats.
And when people understandably ask me these things, I keep coming back to the same simple truths - I am not the kingmaker.
5 Which racecourse stages the Kingmaker Novices' Chase?