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3 - 22 October 12
US Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates
Colorado, Kentucky, Florida, and New York, USA
US President Barack Obama will face the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, in three televised debates ahead of the 6 November US general election.
The first debate, scheduled for 3 October at the University of Denver, is set to focus on domestic policy. Organisers plan six, 15-minute segments that would open with a question, a two-minute reply from each candidate and then a discussion. They want the candidates to sit at a table with the moderator, rather than standing on podiums.
The second, scheduled for 16 October at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, would take the form of a town hall-style meeting. Planners say the questions would come from undecided voters. Each candidate would get two minutes to tackle the question, with a moderator facilitating a follow-up discussion.
The final debate would take the same format as the first, but would focus on foreign policy topics announced ahead of time. That is scheduled for 22 October at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Paul Ryan for a debate on 11 October at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The event would be divided into nine, 10-minute segments devoted to foreign and domestic policies. Each candidate will be allowed a two-minute response with a moderator dividing the time.
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3 October 2012: First presidential debate: University of Denver, Denver, CO
11 October 2012: Vice-presidential debate: Centre College, Danville, KY
16 October 2012: Second presidential debate: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
22 October 2012: Third presidential debate: Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
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