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In politics, a political convention is a meeting of a political party, typically to select party candidates. Look up Politics on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Politics (disambiguation) Democracy History of democracy List of democracy and elections-related topics List of years in politics List of politics by country articles Political corruption Political economy Political movement Political parties of the world Political party Political psychology Political sociology Political... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calendar Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by...

In the United States, political convention usually refers to a U.S. presidential nominating convention. In Canada, a political convention held to choose a party leader is often known as a leadership convention. The new leader of a party may then become Prime Minister. Speeches by important party figures are key features of the convention; here, former President Jimmy Carter addresses the 2004 Democratic National Convention. ... In Canadian politics, a leadership convention is held by a political party when the party needs to hold an election for leader due to a vacancy or a serious challenge to the incumbent leader. ...

Outside of the United States and Canada, national meetings of political parties are often called Party Congresses, or Party Conferences, as in the United Kingdom. A Party Congress is a general conference of a political party. ...

The convention has been reformed many times usually in support of giving more power to activists, leaders and electorates. However, conventions strengthen party sentiment and keep the public informed of the national party significance.

Political Conventions also refer to the Laws which are not written in the Constitution but r commom sense to people politically.

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Political Convention - MSN Encarta (1133 words)
Political Convention, in the United States, assembly or convention of delegates, representing the membership of a political party, that meets to nominate candidates for elective public office.
At the opening of a national convention, the members of important committees, such as the credentials, rules, and platform committees, are appointed, and a temporary convention chairperson is elected.
The permanent chairperson of the convention is then elected, and he or she presides during the adoption of the party platform and the balloting on presidential and vice-presidential candidates.
Howstuffworks "How Political Conventions Work" (2114 words)
The political convention is a uniquely American tradition, one that is focused on the political parties that have defined Americans' choices in government for nearly 175 years.
Political conventions, and the party system they are an integral part of, are not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution.
Political conventions were one way of doing this: Previously, candidates were nominated in secret caucuses by members of Congress; candidates would now be chosen by delegates who were selected at the state or county level by the party members.
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