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photo courtesy GIAP & NDI

Haiti 2010

photo courtesy Mark Abraham/CPD

United States 2012

photo courtesy Presidential Debate Task Force

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy CeSID

Serbia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Burundi 2010

photo courtesy DENDE

Paraguay 2013

photo courtesy CRTA

Serbia 2012

photo courtesy IEA

Ghana 2012

photo courtesy NDI

Macedonia 2013

photo courtesy FUNCICAR

Colombia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Nepal 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Iraq 2010

photo courtesy NDI

Cambodia 2012

photo courtesy Transparencia & NDI

Peru 2011

photo courtesy TTDC

Trinidad and Tobago 2013

Photo courtesy Church and Society CCAP Nkhoma Synod

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy NEDG

Nigeria 2013

photo courtesy JDC

Jamaica 2011

Like a car that just won't start, Campaign 2015 is running on empty, lacking the fuel of real issues to keep the election engine running.

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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: July 22, 2015 Source: The New York Times Country: United States

To qualify for the debate each candidate must place in the top 10 “of an average of the five most recent national polls as recognized by Fox News...

English Publication Date: July 20, 2015 Source: Politico Country: United States

Fox News, the sponsor of the inaugural Republican primary debate in Cleveland, has limited inclusion to candidates who finish in the top 10 in an...

English Publication Date: July 18, 2015 Source: Yahoo News Country: Canada

When they meet before the cameras in August, the three party leaders will be facing off in a national debate organized for the first time by...

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Mar 22 2015 (All day)

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Date (time EST):
Mar 12 2015 - 8:00pm
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May 15 2014 (All day)

The Second European Union presidential debate was broadcast live on Thursday, May 15 from 21:00 to 22:30 [CET - Brussels time], among candidates ...