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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

Canada: 'The stakes are high': Political shills in full force online during election debate
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Country: Canada Category: Research

Tens of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the CBC Facebook Live of the B.C.'s leaders' debate. The broadcast was accompanied by a comment section rife with opinions, attacks, emotions — and a number of posts containing rhetoric that was curio

United Kingdom: Want to ‘bring the nation together’? Have a leaders’ TV debate
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Country: United Kingdom Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

Our PM says she wants to “unite Britain”, to bring every part of the nation together. But how does she even begin to do that if halfway-proper debates – scoring over 7 million then over 8 million viewers in 2015 – are off the agenda? Debates attra

United Kingdom: Come on Mrs May, Mongolia holds TV election debates, British voters deserve them too
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Country: United Kingdom Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

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

South Korea: [Editorial] Moon-Ahn debate
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Country: South Korea Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

Ahn has proposed a one-on-one debate with Moon, who has not yet accepted the notion. There appear to be few reasons to reject the debate. The upcoming presidential election is significant in view of difficulties at home and abroad. Through a one-t

Ecuador: Debate presidencial obligatorio
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Country: Ecuador Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

Así, el debate y más aún el de carácter presidencial, antes que ser una opción que pueda o no ser considerada por parte del candidato, se traduce, más bien, en un derecho de la población al permitirle a esta disponer de la mayor información posibl

Argentina: Se acabó la "silla vacía": es ley el debate presidencial obligatorio
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Country: Argentina Category: Debate Laws and Regulations

La iniciativa, que había obtenido media sanción del Senado a principios de mes con 46 votos a favor y 10 en contra (del kirchnerismo), estipula que haya 2 debates obligatorios -uno de los cuales deberá hacerse en el interior del país-, dentro de l

Argentina: El debate presidencial obligatorio quedó más cerca de convertirse en ley
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Country: Argentina Category: Debate Laws and Regulations

La iniciativa que ya cuenta con media sanción del Senado fue analizada en un plenario de las comisiones de Asuntos Constitucionales y de Justicia, junto con otro proyecto que impulsa el Ejecutivo, que regula el traspaso de mando presidencial. Mas

United States: Alford: Louisiana needs to establish a commission on statewide TV debates
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Country: United States Category: Debate Laws and Regulations

If there’s anything the televised debates of the past two years in Louisiana have taught us, says Jeremy Alford, it’s that the state desperately needs to create a nonpartisan, nonprofit commission on statewide TV debates. For more information, ple

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