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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

El proyecto jujeño, que necesitaría de la modificación del Código Electoral provincial para incorporar la figura del debate público entre candidatos (a Senador/a y Gobernador/a), de manera...

On July 10 and 24, several media organizations will organize presidential debates in Kenya in preparation for general elections in August, 2017. A debate for vice presidential candidates will also...

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...


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: June 16, 2017 Source: All Africa Country: Uganda

It was also the first time all vice chancellor candidates were presenting their agendas publicly and on live television.

Spanish Publication Date: June 13, 2017 Source: Jujuy Online Country: Argentina

Tras el primer debate presidencial público realizado en 2015 y promovido por la ONG Argentina Debate, la sanción de la Ley N° 27.337, de...

English Publication Date: June 9, 2017 Source: Nairobi News Country: Kenya

While the spots of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his main challenger Raila Odinga are assured in the debate, according to recent opinion polls, the...

Date (time EST):
Jul 10 2017 (All day)

On July 10 and 24, several media organizations will organize presidential debates in Kenya in preparation for general elections in August, 2017. A...

Date (time EST):
May 9 2017 (All day)
Nine deputy-mayors and seven mayoral candidates from six political parties took part and were asked questions on important issues relating, among...
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 ...