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December 10, 2003

Rules of the game. The opening session is over - and so begins the first plenary session, where government representatives have 5 minutes to have their say.

On their screens they have a succession of coloured lights to let them know when their time is up. It was also explained that a different set of lights would work for observers (they only get three minutes.) The rules are spelt out very clearly - as if it matters...

As the first speaker on the stage, the Finnish President Ms Tarja Halonen, a deluge of guests rose from their seats and left the room (despite clear instructions not to leave seats) - including the President of Senegal, Mr Abdoulaye Wade, who left the room conspicuously surrounded by his grand entourage.

Daily Summit is sticking it out though and will bring you more.
Cara Swift @ December 10, 2003 03:34 PM | TrackBack

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