national convention

national convention
noun
: a convention of a political party usually composed of delegates chosen by state primaries or conventions and meeting primarily to nominate candidates for president and vice-president and to adopt a platform

the supreme organ of the national party is still the national convention — F.A.Ogg & P.O.Ray

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ˌnational conˈvention [national convention] noun
a meeting held by a political party, especially in the US, to choose a candidate to take part in the election for President

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