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Photo courtesy NDI

Kyrgyzstan 2015 

Photo courtesy Church and Society CCAP Nkhoma Synod

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy GIAP & NDI

Haiti 2010

photo courtesy CRTA

Serbia 2012

photo courtesy TTDC

Trinidad and Tobago 2013

photo courtesy DENDE

Paraguay 2013

photo courtesy Mark Abraham/CPD

United States 2012

photo courtesy Transparencia & NDI

Peru 2011

Photo courtersy by NDI

Kyrgyzstan 2015 

photo courtesy NDI

Iraq 2010

photo courtesy NDI

Macedonia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Burundi 2010

photo courtesy CeSID

Serbia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Cambodia 2012

photo courtesy NDI

Nepal 2013

photo courtesy Presidential Debate Task Force

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy NEDG

Nigeria 2013

photo courtesy JDC

Jamaica 2011

photo courtesy IEA

Ghana 2012

The debate brings into our living rooms the contest of ideas. More importantly, the live debates unite in one space all our leaders who would ordinarily find it unacceptable to share the same...

On Sunday, November 15, at 9:00pm Argentina Debate will host the run-off presidential debate in preparation for the November 22 elections. The debate between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri will...


Welcome to Debates International

This website is intended to serve as a comparative international resource for groups organizing candidate debates for a range of elected offices. The site includes examples of practical organizational and production information from debate sponsoring organizations from around the globe primarily members of Debates International, an informal association of new and longstanding debate groups. It also includes updates on the activities of these debate groups and highlights recent news and analysis on candidate debates.

This site is maintained by the National Democratic Institute. These resources have been made available based on the conviction that there is no one right way to organize candidate debates. Each country must develop debates that reflect its culture and politics, and all debate groups can benefit from the experiences of their counterparts in other countries. We hope that this is a useful resource and welcome your comments and suggestions.

English Publication Date: February 9, 2016 Source: The Gleaner Country: Jamaica

The Jamaica Debates Commission says it’s still working to confirm the dates for three political debates to be held ahead of the general elections...

English Publication Date: February 8, 2016 Source: Reuters Country: United States

Republican White House contender Marco Rubio struggled at a debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to...

Spanish Publication Date: February 8, 2016 Source: El Caribe Country: International

De los 19 países de América Latina que tienen gobiernos de régimen democrático... la República Dominicana es el único que nunca sus principales...

Date (time EST):
Nov 15 2015 - 9:00pm

On Sunday, November 15, at 9:00pm Argentina Debate will host the run-off presidential debate in preparation for the November 22 elections. The...

Date (time EST):
Oct 4 2015 - 9:00pm

On Sunday, October 4, at 9:00pm Argentina Debate will host the country's first live broadcast presidential debate at the Universidad de Buenos...

Date (time EST):
Sep 30 2015 - 7:30pm

The Civic-Social Pro Cartagena Foundation (Fundacion Civico Social Pro Cartagena, FUNCICAR) will hold a debate for mayoral candidates in Cartagena...