Definition of 'running mate'
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Translations for 'running mate'
British English: running mate NOUN
In an election campaign, a candidate's running mate is the person that they have chosen to help them in the election. If the candidate wins, the running mate will become the second most important person after the winner.
He selected her as his running mate.
- American English: running mate
- Brazilian Portuguese: companheiro de chapa
- Chinese: 竞选伙伴
- European Spanish: compañero de lista
- French: candidat à la vice-présidence
- German: Vizepräsidentschaftskandidat
- Italian: candidato alla seconda carica per importanza
- Japanese: 副～候補
- Korean: 동반 출마자
- European Portuguese: running mate
- Spanish: compañero de lista
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