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photo courtesy NDI

Cambodia 2012

photo courtesy GIAP & NDI

Haiti 2010

photo courtesy NEDG

Nigeria 2013

photo courtesy DENDE

Paraguay 2013

photo courtesy Presidential Debate Task Force

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy JDC

Jamaica 2011

photo courtesy CRTA

Serbia 2012

photo courtesy NDI

Macedonia 2013

photo courtesy FUNCICAR

Colombia 2013

photo courtesy NDI

Iraq 2010

photo courtesy NDI

Burundi 2010

photo courtesy CeSID

Serbia 2013

photo courtesy Mark Abraham/CPD

United States 2012

Photo courtesy Church and Society CCAP Nkhoma Synod

Malawi 2014

photo courtesy IEA

Ghana 2012

photo courtesy NDI

Nepal 2013

photo courtesy Transparencia & NDI

Peru 2011

photo courtesy TTDC

Trinidad and Tobago 2013

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.

The Association of Managers in Guatemala (Asociacion de Gerentes de Guatemala, AGG) will hold a debate for presidential candidates in Guatemala City on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00pm, Guatemala Time...

Argentina Debate Presentó Propuestas Para Organizar El Primer Debate Presidencial
Argentina Debate presentó hoy un documento con propuestas para organizar el...


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: August 20, 2015 Source: Newsday Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) yesterday announced that two Leaders’ Debates, scheduled to take place today and on August 27,...

English Publication Date: August 20, 2015 Source: Daily Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The TTDC officially made the announcement yesterday in a release, although citizens had already anticipated the events being cancelled.

Spanish Publication Date: August 18, 2015 Source: Terra Country: Argentina

"Se están evaluando todas (las propuestas) no hay todavía ninguna decisión tomada. Siembre es bueno debatir y confrontar ideas", señaló Gianella...

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...

Date (time EST):
Jul 30 2015 - 3:00pm

Vidéo de Caroline Calderon, directeur exécutif de la Fondation Civic-Sociale Pro Cartagena et Caraïbes (Fundación Cívico sociale Pro Cartagena y...

Date (time EST):
Mar 22 2015 (All day)

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