Bill Clinton to pitch Hillary, seek unity at Democrat confab

Former US president Bill Clinton will take center stage at the Democratic National Convention to reassure party members that his wife Hillary is the best candidate to take on Republican Donald TrumpBill Clinton takes center stage Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, tasked with reassuring the faithful that his wife Hillary is the candidate best suited to stop Donald Trump in November. After a contentious opening day in which many raucous and devoted Bernie Sanders supporters refused to acknowledge the inevitability of Clinton becoming their flagbearer, the former president in chief will seek to heal the party’s divisions and bring about the unity it craves. Before her husband delivers the keynote address for Day 2, the convention’s 4,764 delegates will hold their roll call vote to formally anoint Clinton as their nominee — a historic moment that will make her the first woman to serve as flagbearer of a major US party.

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