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a public declaration of intent, policy, aims, etc., as issued by a political party, government, or movement



(1) A solemn address or declaration from some organization that sets forth political views.

(2) An act of a head of state or supreme body of government addressed to the people and relating to some major political event such as a reform of the system of power or the accession of a new monarch.

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He stressed the need for taking steps for the implementation of the promises made by the parties in their manifestoes.
Voters are advised to read all parties' manifestoes and listen carefully to their campaign debates before they choose who to vote for on July 29.
She captures the way that manifestoes employ language to break up the world being rebelled against: by projecting the single speaking subject beyond itself and battering moral and political verities.