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Algeria, the Chair of the Group of 77, and other New York- based delegates to this group of over 130 developing countries expressed immense frustration Monday afternoon in the Main Committee and the corridors outside Chefren Hall. Algeria often did not appear to be really speaking on behalf of the G-77, since so many other member delegations were putting forth their own, often contradictory, proposals. These interventions and questions about procedure wasted so much time on Monday that some commented that it might be useful for the New York-based delegates to explain the negotiating process and the role of the G-77 to the experts from their capitals.