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candidacy

noun [C usually singular, U]     /ˈkæn.dɪ.də.si/ (UK also candidature, /ˈkæn.dɪ.də.tʃər/ )
the fact of being a candidate in an election: She is expected to announce officially her candidacy for president early next week.Elections
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