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Somaliland 2017

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

A House of Commons committee will begin to study the creation of an independent commission or commissioner to oversee leaders debates during federal election campaigns. For more information, visit...

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.

English Publication Date: December 7, 2017 Source: Greek Reporter Country: Greece

The 9 candidates for the leadership of the new center-left party, appeared in a televised debate on state TV, five days before the first round of...

English Publication Date: December 7, 2017 Source: iPolitics Country: Canada

If the Canadian government is going to create an institution to organize federal leaders’ debates, it is “critical” to keep the new structure “...

English Publication Date: December 6, 2017 Source: Daily Mail Country: Greece

Two gunmen opened fire outside the headquarters Greece's socialist Pasok party in central Athens - just an hour before a televised debate.

Date (time EST):
Nov 16 2017 (All day)

Political Party Representatives Debate - Honduras 2017, part 2

Date (time EST):
Nov 9 2017 (All day)

Political Party Debate Promo - Honduras 2017

Date (time EST):
Nov 9 2017 (All day)

Debate with political party representatives in Honduras ahead of presidential elections in November 2017.