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photo courtesy NDI

Macedonia 2013

photo courtesy IEA

Ghana 2012

photo courtesy Presidential Debate Task Force

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy JDC

Jamaica 2011

photo courtesy NEDG

Nigeria 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Nepal 2013

photo courtesy Mark Abraham/CPD

United States 2012

photo courtesy FUNCICAR

Colombia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Iraq 2010

photo courtesy CeSID

Serbia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Cambodia 2012

photo courtesy NDI

Burundi 2010

Photo courtesy Church and Society CCAP Nkhoma Synod

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy TTDC

Trinidad and Tobago 2013

photo courtesy GIAP & NDI

Haiti 2010

photo courtesy Transparencia & NDI

Peru 2011

photo courtesy CRTA

Serbia 2012

photo courtesy DENDE

Paraguay 2013

The August televised "debate" among Republican presidential contenders on Fox News Channel was a smashing success by the standards of television executives. It attracted 24 million viewers and was...

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


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.

Spanish Publication Date: October 5, 2015 Source: El Pais Country: Argentina

El atril vacío del candidato oficialista hace que los cinco opositores se unan contra su “fantasma” y reprochen la falta de respeto a la...

Spanish Publication Date: September 27, 2015 Source: Radio Brisas Country: Argentina

José Octavio Bordón, titular del Argentina Debate, explicó en Radio Brisas cómo fue el proceso para llegar a presentar el primer debate...

Spanish Publication Date: September 27, 2015 Source: La Nacion Country: Argentina

La deserción de Scioli subestima la importancia de intercambiar ideas y agrega más incógnitas a la economía poskirchnerista

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...

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...

Date (time EST):
Aug 25 2015 - 7:00pm

The Association of Managers in Guatemala (Asociacion de Gerentes de Guatemala, AGG) will hold a debate for presidential candidates in Guatemala...