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23 August 2012
Every four years in the United States, national political party conventions are held to officially introduce the presidential nominees to Americans. Early conventions were often governed by backroom negotiations to choose the nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties. But now they are mainly ceremonial. And, as VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports, some question the need to hold them any more.

Political Conventions Aim at Energizing the Faithful

Published 23.08.2012

Every four years in the United States, national political party conventions are held to officially introduce the presidential nominees to Americans. Early conventions were often governed by backroom negotiations to choose the nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties. But now they are mainly ceremonial. And, as VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports, some question the need to hold them any more.