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Latest update : 2012-08-30

Mitt Romney's Big Moment

It's political convention season in the US, and despite Hurricane Isaac, the Republican Party's celebrations are going ahead in Florida. It will be followed next week by the Democratic Party's convention in North Carolina. But this week, it's all about Mitt Romney, and his official nomination as the Republican alternative to Barack Obama. The convention organisers will try to portray Romney as the only one who can get the country's economy back on track.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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