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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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Xi had abundant local governance experience before being granted the first candidateship to paramount power, but he still needed new chances to prove he was qualified enough for a national leader.
32) Zhang Danhong, "China Watchers Have Different Views on Top Leader Candidateship (Shuijin zuigaoceng: zhongguo wenti zhuanjia kanfa butong)", 11 Oct.
The two candidateships (Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang) in the Political Bureau Standing Committee signify a new model for the CPC's leadership succession, and Xi fully understands that even if he smoothly takes over the paramount leadership in the next term, he has to share the supreme power with Li and other rising stars to a larger extent than his predecessors.