Spitzenkandidat

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spitze (top) +‎ -n- +‎ Kandidat (candidate).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃpɪt͡sn̩kandiˌdaːt/

Noun[edit]

Spitzenkandidat m (genitive Spitzenkandidaten, plural Spitzenkandidaten, feminine Spitzenkandidatin)

  1. the first candidate on an electoral list, who is often the leader of the respective political party, or the person designated to lead the government in the event of the party winning the election

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