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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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Pathak, once considered to be Atal Bihari Vajpayee junior for his oratory skills and his personality, had been kept waiting for days on end by the BJP central leadership over his candidature.
La commission d'organisation du Grand prix national de la presse (GPNP) a annonce lundi avoir prolonge jusqu'au 14 novembre courant le delai de depot des candidatures pour la 11eme edition de ce prix, organise sous les auspices du ministere de la Communication.
L'ambassadrice americaine par interim, Rosemary DiCarlo, a qualifie ces candidatures de "tout a fait deplacees" en raison des violations des droits de l'homme dans ces deux pays, tandis que son homologue israelien Ron Prosor parlait d'"aberration".
He went on to say that "As the KFA honorary life President and on behalf of the entire football family of Kuwait we are standing united behind his candidature and I believe that Shaikh Salman has the necessary leadership skills and vision to lead the AFC into a future of growth and prosperity.
Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who belongs to Pakistan People's Party (PPP), had his candidature rejected in his hometown Gujar Khan constituency in Rawalpindi district by the returning officer who upheld objections by opponents accusing him of nepotism and misuse of funds.
Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC Member and President of both the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and Tokyo 2020, said: "With tremendous support from people in Tokyo and across Japan, we have celebrated a memorable milestone today with the submission of our Candidature File.
My unreserved congratulations go to Vera Baird for an excellent and well-run campaign and to her subsequent candidature success.
As Congress announced Prananb as the official UPA presidential candidate, Mamata joined the famous social networking site, Facebook, last evening and shared her views about why she has been rooting for Kalam's candidature.
Italy will help Sofia for its candidature for European Capital of Culture in 2019," Fandakova said Monday for the Bulgarian News Agency.
Cyprus has already submitted its candidature with regard to this particular seat.
Nikos Petsas had withdrawn his candidature before the voting began.
Recompensez son travail en soumettant sa candidature pour le Prix du conseiller de l'annee.