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candidate

noun applicant, aspirant, aspirer, challenger, competitor, contender, contestant, desirer, entrant, hopeful, job seeker, nominee, office hunter, office seeker, petitioner, political aspirant, political contestant, runner, seeker, struggler
Associated concepts: candidate for election, candidate for political office, candidate for public office, judicial candiiate, legislative candidate, political candidate
See also: contender, contestant, politician, probationer, prospect, rival

CANDIDATE. One who offers himself or is offered by others for an office.

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MP Yassin Jaber, from Berri's Development and Liberation bloc, told a local radio station that he and his colleagues would file their candidacies for the elections in the coming days.
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Summary: MPs from Speaker Nabih Berri's bloc began preparations Friday to submit their candidacies for planned parliamentary elections based on the current election law, putting the wheels in motion for nationwide polls that few believe will happen on time.
MAHDIA, (TAP) - The local section of the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) in Mahdia has recorded, from the first day of the filing of candidacies for the legislative elections on Friday until Monday, the submission of two lists, one from a coalition and another from a party, said co-ordinator of the ISIE section Mahjoub Belkhir.