Recent News and Analysis

This page highlights recent news and analysis on candidate debates from the international press.

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English Publication Date: April 21, 2017 Source: Arirang Country: South Korea

Local experts have shown mixed reactions regarding the format of the scriptless two-hour discussion session. 
Some viewed it as a breath of fresh air, saying that viewers rarely get to see how presidential candidates handle impromptu...

English Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Source: Yohap News Agency Country: South Korea

It will be divided into two sessions: one on politics, diplomacy and national security and the other on educational, economic, social and cultural issues.

English Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Source: The Telegraph Country: United Kingdom

Mrs May said she wanted to spend the election campaign meeting voters and that she already takes part in debates with Jeremy Corbyn on a weekly basis in the House of Commons in the form of Prime Minister's questions. 

English Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Source: Daily Record Country: United Kingdom

Mr Rennie said the Scottish people had the "right to hear from their political leaders" and criticised the Prime Minister's decision not to take part in a TV debate.

English Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Source: ITV Country: United Kingdom

Prime Minister Theresa May has faced criticism for refusing to take part in televised debates in the run up to the General Election. There have been calls for TV broadcasters to "empty chair" Mrs May after she said she would not debate the...

English Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Source: The Sun Country: United Kingdom

Mrs May’s refusal to agree to election debates failed to stop both the BBC and ITV pressing ahead with plans to stage them without her.

English Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Source: The Telegraph Country: United Kingdom

Television debates have, over the last seven years, become an immovable feature of the British political landscape. A staging post on the way to the polling station, a focal point on the journey to government or opposition – and, most importantly...

English Publication Date: April 18, 2017 Source: The Korea Herald Country: South Korea

Hosted by the Korean Broadcasting System, the two-hour debate will be conducted in the form of a standing debate for the first time, during which the participants will debate standing up.

English Publication Date: April 18, 2017 Source: The Guardian Country: United Kingdom

“Our answer is no,” a No 10 source told the Guardian when asked about whether the prime minister would join any TV debates before the ...

English Publication Date: April 18, 2017 Source: PressGazette Country: United Kingdom

Theresa May will refuse to take part in televised leaders’ debates in the run-up to the June 8 general election, Number 10 sources have indicated.

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