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Nepal 2017

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 TTDC

Trinidad and Tobago 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Cambodia 2012

photo courtesy JDC

Jamaica 2011

So the debates are seen as a highlight of the campaign, allowing the voting public to see our potential prime ministers up close and unedited, rather than cut down to five-second sound bites (that...

Inspire Group (IG) is organizing and hosting the first ever Somaliland Presidential Election Debate (SPED). The Debate is a platform that will provide the best possible information to voters -...

The Deepening Democracy Coalition (DDC), which includes the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Liberia Media Center (LMC), Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia...


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.

French Publication Date: October 11, 2017 Source: RTL Country: France

L'échec de Marine Le Pen lors du débat de l'entre-deux-tours de l'élection présidentielle fragilise toujours le Front national, à l'image du...

English Publication Date: October 11, 2017 Source: AM New York Country: United States

New York City’s first mayoral debate ahead of the Nov. 7 election devolved into a circuslike spectacle Tuesday night, with the three leading...

Spanish Publication Date: October 10, 2017 Source: El País Country: Honduras

El objetivo del evento “De fren­te: elecciones generales 2017, con­versando con los candidatos pre­sidenciales”, es “fortalecer la de­mocracia...

Date (time EST):
Oct 18 2017 - 7:00pm

Inspire Group (IG) is organizing and hosting the first ever Somaliland Presidential Election Debate (SPED). The Debate is a platform that will...

Date (time EST):
Aug 17 2017 (All day)

Video courtesy of Liberia Elections.

Date (time EST):
Aug 8 2017 (All day)