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Who do you think are Canberra's most powerful?

This week, Bernard Keane and The Power Index have been counting down the most powerful politicians in Canberra.

It's been a popular list, with Bernard's choice to rank Treasurer Wayne Swan as the most influential politician above Prime Minister Julia Gillard causing plenty of discussion.

"Wayne Swan holds the fate of the economy, the Labor party and the Prime Minister in his hands, making the Treasurer Canberra's, and Australia's, most powerful person," he wrote.

So, if you had been given the choice to choose the most powerful pollie in the Bush Capital, who would you have chosen? Julia Gillard? Tony Abbott? Kevin Rudd?

We're giving you the readers the opportunity to go and rank your very own Canberra power list. Simply head over to our survey page or vote below and choose ten names in order. We'll reveal the results next week.

But before you do so remember this is about power, not popularity. You don't have to like them to admit they have a say over how this country's really run.

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