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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 CeSID

Serbia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Nepal 2013

photo courtesy TTDC

Trinidad and Tobago 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Cambodia 2012

photo courtesy JDC

Jamaica 2011

photo courtesy NDI

Iraq 2010

Según estipula la iniciativa, si un candidato se niega a debatir, en cada uno de sus spots de campaña aparecerá el siguiente mensaje: "El siguiente espacio ha sido cedido por la Dirección Nacional...

On Sunday, April 3, at 8:00pm the National Elections Jury (Jurado Nacional de Elecciones,JNE), IDEA International and the Consortium of Economic and Social Investigation (Consorcio de...


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 27, 2016 Source: BBC News Country: United Kingdom

Party leaders have clashed over health and education in their final TV debate before the Welsh Assembly election.

English Publication Date: April 26, 2016 Source: Manila Bulletin Country: Philippines

It also recorded a whopping national TV rating of 40.6 percent  – the highest among the presidential debates in Commission on Elections’ “...

English Publication Date: April 26, 2016 Source: WGCU Country: United States

Climate change, women’s rights, and student loan debt are some of the topics evoked in tonight’s first live open debate between candidates for U.S...

Date (time EST):
Apr 3 2016 - 8:00pm

On Sunday, April 3, at 8:00pm the National Elections Jury (Jurado Nacional de Elecciones,JNE), IDEA International and the Consortium of Economic...

Date (time EST):
Mar 13 2016 - 7:00pm

In Georgetown, Guyana, on March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:00 p.m. respectively the non-profit organization Merundoi will host a series of  constituency...

Date (time EST):
Nov 15 2015 - 9:00pm

On Sunday, November 15, at 9:00pm Argentina Debate will host the run-off presidential debate in preparation for the November 22 elections. The...