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

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The MoI's decision to cancel candidacies of some candidates is based on equality, objectivity and complete neutrality, said Sheikh Ahmad.
Those filing candidacies for the post of prime minister include Pushpa Kamal Dahal from Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Ram Chandra Paudel from Nepali Congress, Jhala Nath Khanal from CPN-UML and Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar as a joint candidate from United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of four regional parties.
Election Commission spokesman Laxman Bhattarai told Kyodo News that following a request by the government, the commission set Sunday as the new deadline for submitting candidacies.
Sonora is the other state that has approved independent candidacies.
Three candidacies stand out as illustrations of the cultural political process: those of Howard Dean, John Edwards, and John Kerry.
If Cuomoenters the race, their oratory skills and national notoriety would most likely end the candidacies of some contenders.
The candidacies of self-nominee Zahid Oruj, Araz Alizade from the Social Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, and Gudrat Hasanguliyev from the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party were discussed at the meeting.
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.
Summary: The Interior Ministry Thursday announced the dates for submitting candidacies for Jezzine's parliamentary by-election and the municipal elections of Mount Lebanon.
Catarman, Northern Samar-Two Roman Catholic priests from the Diocese of Catarman filed their respective candidacies for two different positions last October 16 at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here.
on the first day of the filing of candidacies for the legislative elections, the registration of 9 independent lists, 7 from parties and 27 from coalitions.
Abe and Aso are expected to announce their candidacies in late August.