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: June 16, 2017 Source: All Africa Country: Uganda

It was also the first time all vice chancellor candidates were presenting their agendas publicly and on live television.

Spanish Publication Date: June 13, 2017 Source: Jujuy Online Country: Argentina

Tras el primer debate presidencial público realizado en 2015 y promovido por la ONG Argentina Debate, la sanción de la Ley N° 27.337, de modificación del Código Electoral Nacional (Ley 19.945) sancionada en noviembre de 2016 "De la Campaña...

English Publication Date: June 9, 2017 Source: Nairobi News Country: Kenya

While the spots of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his main challenger Raila Odinga are assured in the debate, according to recent opinion polls, the other candidates will have to fight tooth and nail for the coveted position to explain to Kenyans...

English Publication Date: June 8, 2017 Source: News Letter Country: United Kingdom

The audience for this week’s two televised leaders’ debates has plunged, in what could be an indication that voter fatigue could translate into a lower turnout in today’s second snap election this year.

English Publication Date: June 8, 2017 Source: The Star Country: Kenya

Those to be invited must command at least five per cent per cent popular support in opinion polls, according to guidelines released by organisers on Thursday.

English Publication Date: June 3, 2017 Source: Independent Country: United Kingdom

Ms May’s personal opinion poll ratings have fallen to their lowest yet in recent days following a series of blows to the Tory campaign, including an embarrassing U-turn over the party’s proposals to reform social care and criticism after she...

English Publication Date: June 3, 2017 Source: Standard Country: United Kingdom

Both polls also suggest a fall in Theresa May's personal approval rating following a week in which other party leaders lambasted her for refusing to join them at a BBC debate in Cambridge.

English Publication Date: June 2, 2017 Source: BBC News Country: United Kingdom

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn and Tory leader Theresa May had a tough interrogation from Question Time audience members in an election special.

English Publication Date: June 2, 2017 Source: WFAE Country: United Kingdom

Good leaders don't run away from a debate. Theresa May undoubtedly should be here. Without a - whatever we discussed this evening, her absence is undoubtedly the shadow that hangs over this election. How dare you call a general election then run...

English Publication Date: June 1, 2017 Source: Travel Wires News Country: United Kingdom

A new poll shows the Tories’ lead over Labour has been slashed to a record low, as party leaders launched blistering attacks on Prime Minister Theresa May for failing to show up at Wednesday night’s live election debate.