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  How to hold a debate
The opening address
The main speeches
Seconders and amendments
Open to the floor
Summing up
Voting
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Open to the floor
Now the chair declares the motion 'open to the floor'.

Anyone in the audience may now speak, either for or against the motion, or for or against any amendment.

In order to be heard, anyone who wishes to speak raises their hand and waits for permission from the chair.

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