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Clinton declares Obama 2008 Democratic nominee

At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton moves to declare Barack Obama the party's nominee in the presidential election.

Mr Obama, then a senator from Illinois, had bested Ms Clinton in a long, bitter fight for the nomination by winning more party delegates in primary elections and caucuses.

Ms Clinton, a New York senator, had him declared the party's unanimous choice in a bid to restore unity within the party ahead of the general election campaign.

  • 21 Nov 2011