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Political convention

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In politics, a political convention is a meeting of a political party, typically to select party candidates.

In the United States, political convention usually refers to a U.S. presidential nominating convention. In Canada, a political convention held to chose a party leader is often known as a leadership convention.

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.

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.

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