The committee overseeing the debates in the US presidential election said that the last debate on Thursday between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden will see the microphone shutdown, to allow each candidate to speak for some time without being interrupted by the other.
The Presidential Debating Committee, which sponsors the TV debate in Nashville, said the changes were necessary after the first debate between the two candidates on September 29.
“We realize after discussions with the two campaigns that neither of them may be fully satisfied with the procedures announced today,” the committee said in a statement.
“We are satisfied that these measures strike the right balance and are in the interest of the American people for whom these debates are being held,” she added.
Debate organizers will grant each candidate two uninterrupted minutes at the beginning of each part of the debate, of up to 15 minutes each.
“The only candidate who will open his speakerphone during the two minute periods is the candidate who is given the floor according to the rules,” the committee said.