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Constitutional Convention

Alternate meaning: Constitutional convention

A Constitutional Convention is a gathering of persons for the purpose of drawing up a constitution, or planning to modify one. In British constitutional law the "Convention Parliament" of the late Stuart era may perhaps be considered one of these. Canada also had a constitutional convention attended to by the Fathers of Confederation. Until 1997, the National Assembly of the Republic of China served as a continuously standing constitutional convention.

See also: Constitutional Commission