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Candidate

 

(1) An individual contending or being considered for a governmental or public post (such as a presidential candidate or legislative candidate) or any position.

(2) In prerevolutionary Russia, individuals who completed with distinction studies in a university or in any equivalent higher education establishment (lyceum, academy), and presented written work on their chosen theme. The degree of kandidat was introduced in 1804; although it was abolished by the 1884 statutes, it was retained up until 1917 in Warsaw and Iur’ev (Tartu) universities, Demidov Lyceum (Iaroslavl’), and ecclesiastical academies, which were not affected by the statutes. The degree was used in combination with the name of the education establishment or branch of learning (for instance, kandidat Moskovskogo Universiteta or kandidat slovesnosti [candidate inphilology]); on entering governmental service the holder of thedegree was entitled to a rank of the tenth class (kollezhskii sekretar’ collegiate secretary). Another title was kandidat kommertsii (candidate in commerce), which was awarded to individuals who completed with distinction studies at the St. Petersburg or Kharkov commercial schools.

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Vu la carrure, l'envergure, la droiture et l'integrite de cet homme qui n'est plus a presenter au sein du microcosme politique, sa candidature est intervenue sur proposition du Chef du gouvernement Abdelilah Benkirane, secretaire general du Parti de la justice et du developpement, avec le soutien appuye de Salaheddine Mezouar, president du Rassemblement national des independants (RNI).
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Syrie et Iran n'ont pas encore soumis formellement leur candidature, a precise Mme DiCarlo.
Former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, chief of All Pakistan Muslim League, had his candidature approved in the remote northern town of Chitral near the Afghan border but his papers were rejected in three other National Assembly in Karachi, Islamabad and Kasur.
Jamir have been doing the rounds but the party is yet to announce its final candidature.
Cyprus has already submitted its candidature with regard to this particular seat.
Les candidatures doivent nous parvenir le 30 mars 2009.
Veuillez faire parvenir les candidatures a: Please send nominations to:
Mr Norman Lamont must pitch for Conservative candidatures for the European elections in a series of contests next month.
Charge de superviser et de preparer cette operation, le chef du groupe parlementaire du FLN Djemai, refuse de donner un chiffre sur le nombre de candidatures deposees par ses deputes.
11 en termes de renforcement des mecanismes d'action affirmative visant a renforcer la representation des femmes au sein des assemblees territoriale, relevant que le premier impact positif de ces mesures a ete constate au niveau de l'acces des femmes aux candidatures.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has officially introduced proposals concerning candidatures for the membership of the Government of Ukraine, which he received from the coalition of parliamentary factions in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, he said this at a meeting of the coalition in the Parliament on Tuesday, 2 December.