Politics is all about controversies. From major scandals and poor policy implementation to making controversial statements, some politicians have topped the list of world’s most controversial politicians. Some of them are prominent figures and still in power today. But their statements or decisions have resulted in social media hashtags, historic protests and political movements. So the following are some of the most controversial politicians of the year..!
He is an American Billionaire, Television personality, businessman, author and a strong candidate for president of the United States. It is not wrong to state that Donald Trump is the king of political controversies and always been in the spotlight for a number of reasons. Ever since he started his political campaigns he made a continuous series of controversial statements ranging from contemptuous remarks on Muslims, inappropriate comments about women and derogatory remarks on president Obama. Donald Trump is now a favorite topic in the media. His name is top in the internet searches and he rides on the waves of controversies.
Vladimir Putin is the another big name topping in our list. He is a Russian politician and the current president of the Russian Federation. Vladimir is cite as a Super-Hero in Russia and many commercial industries name their products after him. Forbes also listed him as the world’s most powerful man. Since his first presidency period reflects a huge economic growth, but he is still surrounded by many controversial issues. His anti-gay laws, 2012 parliamentary election issues, equating gays with pedophiles controversy is keeping him in low light.
The next politician in line of controversy is Silvio Berlusconi. He is a successful Italian politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy and a Media Tycoon. Mr. Berlusconi has always been on the controversial headlines due to his poor decision making and judgements to sex scandals. He has always given some spicy stuff to the media that associates him with the convictions. His major scandal include when he found guilty of paying a minor child for sex and abuse of power.
When we talk about controversies, how can we forget this Nazi Leader. Though he is not alive, but he is still cite as the most controversial politicians in the history. A veteran dictator of world war I, he became a leader of the German party in 1920. He initiated world war II in Europe in 1939 with the invasion of Poland. Hitler frequently denounced international communism and capitalism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy. Moreover He was responsible for the genocide 2.2 million Jews people and killing of an estimated 19.3 prisoners and civilians of war. In 1945, Hitler committed suicide together with his wife to avoid being captured.
Bill Clinton is another famous American politician whose name is associate with a number of scandals and issues. Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States. His major controversial highlight includes 1998 sex scandal. The former President was involve in a sexual relationship with 22 year white house intern. The news influenced his political career and led to the protest by the house representatives. After leaving his political duties, he than involve himself in humanitarian work and serving communities.
First ousted, jailed and then exiled. The current prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif is one of the most talked about personality and controversial politician of the Republican state. His governance period has always been criticize by opposition parties due to his poor decision making and lack of governance abilities. Moreover The biggest controversial scandals of Nawaz Sharif include corruption, Panama leaks issue and tax evasion scandal.
World’s Most Controversial Politicians
- Donald Trump
- Vladimir Putin
- Silvio Berlusconi
- Adolf Hitler
- Bill Clinton
- Nawaz Sharif