Roles of Speakers in the Asian Parliamentary Format

Government

Opposition

PM

Prime Minister

  1. Define and Set-Up the Debate
  2. Present Position & Case
  3. Make 1 or 2 Arguments
  1. Respond to Definition and Set-Up
  2. Present Position & Case
  3. Rebut Government Case
  4. Make 1 or 2 Arguments

LO

Leader of Opposition

DPM

Deputy Prime Minister

  1. Defend Your Case
  2. Attack LO’s Case
  3. Make 1 or 2 Arguments
  1. Defend Your Case
  2. Attack DPM and PM’s Case
  3. Make 1 or 2 Arguments

DLO

Deputy Leader of Opposition

GW

Government Whip

  1. Briefly Summarize Your Team’s Case
  2. Summarize and Prioritize the main issues in the debate
  3. Rebut and Analyze main issues

*Be sure to respond to new arguments delivered by DLO. You can do this separately (as part of 3) or include them in your summary of main issues (part of 2)

  1. Briefly Summarize Your Team’s Case
  2. Summarize and Prioritize the main issues in the debate
  3. Rebut and Analyze main issues

*Remember, you cannot bring new arguments into the debate. You can respond to the GW speaker if you choose to.

OW Opposition Whip

GR

Government Reply

  1. Briefly Summarize the Debate
  2. Summarize the Position of your team and your Opponent
  3. Compare and show why your team is better
  1. Briefly Summarize the Debate
  2. Summarize the Position of your team and your Opponent
  3. Compare and show why your team is better

OR

Opposition Reply

The speaking order is PM > LO > DPM > DLO > GW > OW > OR > GR

The PM, LO, DPM, DLO, GW, OW

The OR, GR