Republican Party Approves "Global" Presidential Debate For March 19

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TheWashington Times said Wednesday that the Republican Party has approved a "global" presidential candidate debate March 19.

The newspaper is teaming with PBS, NPR and Oregon Public Broadcasting to host the debate.

The questioning will come from a three-journalist panel comprising a TV, radio and print journalist to be named later. Candidates will have two minutes per answer. "This is the most substantive presidential debate proposal the Republican National Committee has ever sanctioned," RNC Committee on Presidential Debates chairman Jim Bopp said in a statement.

The "global" part will be that the broadcast will be broadcast by the Armed Forces Network, VOA and BBC World Service.