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Kenya: Men like Miguna, Abduba Dida are odd balls: Kenyans prefer the devil they know
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Country: Kenya Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

Common wisdom states that debates rarely sway the audience from their preferred choice but in a country like Kenya, they provide the closest thing to a level playing field for aspirants who lack the clout to enjoy dedicated media coverage. The one

Bermuda: To debate or not to debate – that is the question
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Country: Bermuda Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

Which brings us to Bermuda and the refusal/unwillingness of our leaders to debate. Not only now, but historically. Read more at

Kenya: Boycott of presidential debates not good for democracy, accountability
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Country: Kenya Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

Whatever the case, the debates are important platforms for public determination of the candidates’ understanding of issues, their grasp of policy, and ability to articulate their positions or views on important matters. Read more at

Kenya: Should Uhuru and Raila attend the presidential debate?
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Country: Kenya Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

While it is true the debate may have no impact on the voting pattern, it provides Kenyans with an opportunity to interrogate the two leaders' policies, especially  on emotive issues such as land. This can be done in a conducive environment where c

Kenya: Uhuru and Raila owe Kenyans the Presidential Debate 2017
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Country: Kenya Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

Both statesmen have threatened to boycott the first televised Presidential Debate under the 2010 Constitution, denying the largest number of registered voters in the history of Kenyan electioneering the chance to see them think on their feet and a

Kenya: Impact of presidential debate on voters in August 8 election
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Country: Kenya Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

At the very least, they can provide voters with new information about the candidates. With the presidential race as close as it is between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, we should expect heightened sensitivities and endless speculation abo

United Kingdom: Twitter, dual screening and the BBC Northern Ireland Leaders’ debate
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Country: United Kingdom Category: Research

Previous research into ‘dual screening,’ when individuals switch between broadcast media and social media and provide commentary during media events, has suggested that this ‘viewertariat’ is typically a small but vocal minority (Anstead & O’L

Argentina: Debate público por ley: “Jujuy Debate”
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Country: Argentina Category: Debate Laws and Regulations

El proyecto jujeño, que necesitaría de la modificación del Código Electoral provincial para incorporar la figura del debate público entre candidatos (a Senador/a y Gobernador/a), de manera obligatoria, se presenta hoy como una posibilidad única y

United Kingdom: Theresa May ‘showing contempt for public’ with refusal to debate
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Country: United Kingdom Category: Research

Research for the Electoral Reform Society found 56% of voters, rising to 71% among 18-24 year-olds, regard TV debates as important in helping them decide how to cast their ballots. And almost half (46%) think all major party leaders should commit

South Korea: TV debates becoming increasingly influential
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Country: South Korea Category: Research

Televised debates among the five presidential candidates are becoming increasingly influential among voters, impacting opinion polls that reflect their performance the following day. The past three televised debates held April 13, 19 and 23, influ

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