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Democratic Republic of the Congo 2016

Photo Courtesy of ANJE

Dominican Republic 2016

Curacao International Financial Services Association

Curaçao 2016

Photo courtesy of the  Asociación de Gerentes de Guatemala

Guatemala 2015

Peru 2016

Serbia 2016

Photo courtesy of Merundoi Inc

Guyana 2016

Photo courtesy of Argentina Debate

Argentina 2015

Photo courtesy NDI

Kyrgyzstan 2015 

Haiti 2015

photo courtesy Presidential Debate Task Force

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy DENDE

Paraguay 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Macedonia 2013

photo courtesy NEDG

Nigeria 2013

photo courtesy FUNCICAR

Colombia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Nepal 2013

photo courtesy TTDC

Trinidad and Tobago 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Cambodia 2012

photo courtesy JDC

Jamaica 2011

Television debates have, over the last seven years, become an immovable feature of the British political landscape. A staging post on the way to the polling station, a focal point on the journey...

The Curaçao International Financial Services Association (CIFA) has invited 13 political party leaders to take part in a parliamentary debate on September 20 to be broadcast live at 9:00 pm on...

On November 16, the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) will organize a debate in preparation for local government elections on November 28. This debate will be broadcast...

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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: April 21, 2017 Source: Arirang Country: South Korea

Local experts have shown mixed reactions regarding the format of the scriptless two-hour discussion session. 
Some viewed it as a breath of...

English Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Source: The Telegraph Country: United Kingdom

Television debates have, over the last seven years, become an immovable feature of the British political landscape. A staging post on the way to...

English Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Source: Yohap News Agency Country: South Korea

It will be divided into two sessions: one on politics, diplomacy and national security and the other on educational, economic, social and cultural...

Debate:
Date (time EST):
Sep 20 2016 (All day)

The Curaçao International Financial Services Association (CIFA) has invited 13 political party leaders to take part in a parliamentary debate on ...

Event:
Date (time EST):
Aug 7 2016 - 8:45am

Presidential Debate Promo in Cambodia

Debate:
Date (time EST):
Apr 20 2016 (All day)

April 20, 2016 Parliamentary Debate in Serbia