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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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ISIE had informed that the filing of candidacies for the next legislative elections had begun on August 22 and will run until August 29.
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BEIRUT: The Interior Ministry Thursday announced the dates for submitting candidacies for Jezzine's parliamentary by-election and the municipal elections of Mount Lebanon.
Fernando Guerra of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount College also worries that the candidacies of Villaraigosa and Becerra could cancel each other out by dividing the Latino voter base each needs in the primary to stand a chance of getting into a runoff election.
The Hollis candidacy is backed by the most sophisticated Socialist campaign ever--complete with a World Wide Web page, a campaign staff that includes veterans of Jesse Jackson's 1988 campaign and various Green Party candidacies, and an aggressive plan for landing the party candidates on the ballot in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.
Two of the three contenders for the Limassol municipality's mayor post were challenged by the third candidate on Thursday during the official expression of interest of candidacies for December's municipal elections.
Gemayel, whose party has not yet taken a stance on Aoun's and Frangieh's candidacies, said the Kataeb would meet to study the issue and declare its position.
In one odd moment of humor, showing the flux in the House, Cox joked that he could lobby for support from Largent, even as the two were using the program as a platform for their separate candidacies.