Today UDF candidate Francois Bayrou once again accepted Segolene Royal's proposition of a debate this Friday in front of the regional press, so long as it is televised. Of course, right when everything seemed to be falling into place, the organizer of this regional press forum have said that they are opposed to the idea of a Royal-Bayrou debate.
As for the real debate between Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal, it will be broadcast by TF1 and France 2, although other stations are free to broadcast as well. Sarkozy and Royal will be face to face and rather close together, but it is so far undecided if they are going to be standing or sitting. Producers have yet to decide whether they will watch the reaction of one candidate while the other is talking. As for the decoration, it will be more modern than previous debates and "very luminous", but according to moderator Patrick Poivre d'Arvor:
"Nothing must disturb the viewers or disturb the debate by a blazing decoration because it is not a variety programme."
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