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    Businessmen Try to Break Into Governing

    Donald Trump isn’t the only one. Independent candidates are sprouting up around the world, with small businessmen garnering political attention in Malaysia, India and the U.K. Social media, tight-knit economic communities and global disenchantment with political elites are helping these laymen gin up the courage and support that makes a run possible. Sure, they don’t always win, but even their presence can get the business sector politically involved — and remind established politicians that they’ll have to court independent voters if they want to stave off third party challengers.

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