Terence Li, 16 St Mark's School Nelson Mandela. He dedicated himself to fighting apartheid and white domination in South Africa, and his ideal for democracy inspired millions all over the world. Imprisoned for 27 years for his protests, he was a martyr for democracy. And at last he won. Ottilie Yuen Sze-wai, 16 St Paul's Convent School George Washington is the greatest political hero. Under his leadership, America won the War of Independence. But what I admire most about him is his willingness to step down. He retired after his second presidency when he could have easily turned America into his own empire. Winnie Tong Wai-yee, 15 Shun Tak Fraternal Association Lee Shau Kee College Sun Yat-sen, the 'Father of Modern China'. Although he experienced failure many times, he overthrew the Qing Dynasty in the 1911 revolution and established the Republic of China. His life was one of constant struggles, but he never gave up. Dorothy Lo Lai-ying, 15 Shun Tak Fraternal Association Lee Shau Kee College Sun Yat-sen is the political leader who I admire most. He overthrew the Qing Dynasty in 1911. This brought freedom to the people and made China more liberal. Also, his actions show me that nothing is impossible. He tried 10 times before he finally succeeded! Gary Lee Chi-kei, 16 Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary School Abraham Lincoln, for his selflessness. He is a white man and could have enjoyed using black slaves but he did not. He fought fearlessly for the rights of blacks and even led a war to free them. His unselfishness and contribution really touch me. Ray Siu Sun-wang, 16 Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School Abraham Lincoln did not succeed in most of his careers. Nonetheless, he became the president of the United States in 1861 because of his relentless efforts. He abolished the slavery system. One day he noticed there was gum everywhere in the street and banned it. Jessica Chan Sze-tung, 15 TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College I admire Dr Sun Yat-sen the most. He saw the real problems of society. He was kind and helped sick people. He was bold to spread revolutionary ideas and overthrow bad rulers. As Chinese, we should be proud of him. Eric Lam King-fai, 16 Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College Winston Churchill. His ability shone through during the second world war, leading Britain to fight against Nazi Germany and gaining victory. He even won the Nobel Prize for Literature. What an all-round political leader he was! Matthew Lam, 15 Island School Sir Winston Churchill is my political idol. He was a strong and able leader who stood up against Nazi Germany and saved the world from fascism. He also left the world with his memorable and valuable quotes that put him in history books forever.