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

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Le Premier ministre tunisien et president du parti ''Tahya Tunes'', Youssef Chahed, a depose vendredi matin sa candidature pour la presidentielle du 15 septembre.
Pakistan was among the countries that have supported its arch-rival's candidature. Other countries include Afghanistan, China, Bangladesh, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan Nepal, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Asia-Pacific Group @UN unanimously endorses India's candidature for a non-permanent seat of the Security Council for 2 year term in 2021/22.
Les postulants a la candidature sont le president sortant, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, le president du Front El Moustakbal, Abdelaziz Belaid et Abdelkader Bengrina du mouvement El Bina.
Dans une sortie mediatique, jeudi, en marge des Sommets Executifs de la FIFA tenus a Marrakech (15-17 janvier), GianNi Infantino a declare qu'il est [beaucoup moins que]tres tot[beaucoup plus grand que] de parler d'une triple candidature Maroc-Espagne-Portugal pour l'organisation du Mondial 2030.
' These are the first Candidature Files produced since Olympic Agenda 2020/The New Norm was approved by the IOC Session in February 2018, and its recommendations are already delivering substantial benefits to the Cities and their projects.
A l'appui de chaque proposition, les personnes proposant une candidature devront presenter une breve description des travaux et des realisations qui, selon eux, rendent le candidat digne de la medaille; elles peuvent, en outre, soumettre aux juges tout autre temoignage considere comme pertinent.
According to the Interior Ministry, candidatures are either party-affiliated or independent and are submitted with the backing of four electors.
La selection des organisations se fera sur la base des criteres et elements indiques dans le formulaire de candidature. La candidature est ouverte aux associations, organisations, reseaux et coalitions d'associations.
The Administrative Court was in favour of a large discretionary power for the aforementioned committee in matters of candidatures selection and the obligation to set the dates and terms for appeals to the Administrative Court.