P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:05/21 The convention in its modern form goes back to the mid-19th century. The Democrats have held their conventions every four 9fars since 1832 while the younger Republican party began its national get-logethers in 1856.  More in a moment 
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:05/40     1/6               THE NATIONAL CONVENTION The political party convention is a uniquely American phenomen - a four- yearly jamboree full of political pomp and pageantry.
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/10     2/6    L           THE NATIONAL CONVENTION The number of party delegates at the convention varies from one election to the next. They are decided by individual factors from each statf - such as how many Congrfssmen there are for each party, the statf's population and the number of votes for the party at recent elections. This year, there will be 1,994 Republican delegates and 3,331 Democratic delegatfs at the conventions  More in a moment 
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/01     5/6               THE NATIONAL CONVENTION Each delegation makes a speech in support of its chosen candidatf. On about the third or fourth day of the convention, the delegates get down to the main business of voting for the Presidential candidatf. It has been unusual for a Presidential nominee to be chosen on the first ballot in recent years - and quite oftfn, a number of states will switch sides beforf one nominee wins sufficient votes to be the outright winner.
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:11/20     3/6               THE NATIONAL CONVENTION The convention has three main tasks: 1. To decide the "ticket" - the Presidential and vice-Presidential candidates 2. To approve the party's manifesto 3. To unite the party - with all its differing regional and economic intfrests - behind the nominees
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/10    @   THE NATIONAL CONVEN FN The conventhon has three main t—rbs: 1. To decide the "ticket" - the Prdsidential and vice-Prdsidential candidatds 2. To apprnvd the party's manafesto 3. To unitf the party with all its differing rdgional and economic intdrests behind the nominees
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:07/03     6/6               THE NATIONAL CONVENTION After the Presidential candidate has been chosen, the delegatfs go through a similar process formally to elect the Vice-Presidential candidatf. The Presidential candidatf himself will usually choose his own running matf - and make an effort to pick a man who will attract support in areas wherf he, himself, is weak. Finally, the two chosen candidatfs will make their acceptance speeches - the first shots in the election campaign.  More in a moment 
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:10/11     1/6               THE NATIONAL CONVENTION The political party convention is a uniquely American phenomen - a four- yearly jamboree full of political pomp and pageantry. $he convention in its modern form goes back to the mid-19th century. The Democrats have held their conventions every four years since 1832 while the younger Republican party began its national get-togethers in 1856.  More in a moment 
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/14     4/6    L           dz% THD NA$JONAL CONVEN FN
P205 CEEFAX 205 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/00     4/6                THE NATIONAL CONVENTION The convention gets under way with a "keynotf" speech from one of the party's senior statdsmdn. This is largely an exercise in oratory these days - but it is desagned to try to ro5rd thd party faithful and get everybody into an electioneering spirit CNext, the convention chairman will begin the nominating procedure by calling on each state delegation in turn to name the man it wants to see as the party's Presidential candidate.  More in a moment 