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Pro/Con Debate format for a motion


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18 hours ago, Guest Susanschn said:

When using pro/con debate format for a motion, does debate end when there are no more pro speakers remaining or are the con speakers allowed to speak until there are no more con speakers?

According to RONR, debate continues until all speaker's rights are exhausted, a set time limit for debate has expired, or the Previous Question is ordered.

I have seen a case, however, where an assembly that alternates pro/con speakers adopted a special rule of order that when one side or the other has no one seeking recognition, debate is ended.  It's likely that if one side vastly outnumbers the other, further debate is unlikely to change the outcome.

Edited by Gary Novosielski
Add PQ reference.
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