Holding a successful debate means managing a myriad of organizing tasks. This section includes comparative information ranging from first steps in organizing a debate to measuring the impact of a debate after it has taken place. Resources include debate organizing guides, “to do” checklists, debate rules, debate sponsor mission statements, public relations materials, criteria for selecting candidates and debate public opinion surveys, among other resources.

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English Country: Nigeria

While it is not yet clear whether the candidates, particularly those of the major political parties, have indicated interest in participating, some political parties that know the inadequacies, or outright hollowness of their candidates have started flying the malicious kite of aspersion on the debate.

 

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French Country: Senegal

La démocratie sénégalaise ne va donc pas faire ce pas tant souhaité, avec l’instauration d’un débat télévisé Search débat télévisé entre les candidats Search candidats à la prochaine présidentielle.

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English Country: United States

The governor is correct to say that his debate with Molinaro with a mess. But suggesting that therefore all debates are worthless is like arguing that Randy Macho Man Savage and The Undertaker aren't suitable ambassadors of the ancient sport of Greco-Roman wrestling.

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English Country: United States

Let this be the last California election in which a front-runner for governor or U.S. Senate can dictate the time, place and format of a debate. There were two reasons voters did not get a chance to watch and compare the candidate for these two high-profile offices on statewide television in prime time: Gavin Newsom and Dianne Feinstein.

English Country: United Kingdom

There is no fundamental reason why television leaders' debates should not now be an utterly normal feature of elections and referendums going forward.

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English Country: United Kingdom

And with Prime Minister’s Questions a weekly shouting match where answers bear little relation to the issue supposedly being considered, I fully support the independent leader’s debate commission being proposed by Sky News anchor Adam Boulton to ensure that there’s clarity in advance over election debates.
 

English Country: United Kingdom

An independent body should be set up to run television general election debates, Sky News has urged, amid fears that broadcasters could be cut out of the process entirely in the event of a snap post-Brexit vote.

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English Country: United States

Now more than ever, debates provide voters a critical window to see the candidates discussing the most critical issues in a high-pressure situation. In today’s world of carefully crafted press releases and public appearances, the authenticity of debates is simply unmatched.

English Country: United States

Typically, candidates trailing in the polls have more to gain by sparring with the leading candidate than the other way around, just as challengers need the exposure more than incumbents. 

English Country: New Zealand

So the debates are seen as a highlight of the campaign, allowing the voting public to see our potential prime ministers up close and unedited, rather than cut down to five-second sound bites (that's what the average is now) or even shorter and more meaningless snippets.

Spanish Country: Uruguay

Luego de 25 años sin discusiones entre candidatos en un estudio de TV, en el Congreso se están ajustando cambios al proyecto de ley de debates obligatorios, que se someterá a votación de la Cámara de Diputados en julio y del Senado en agosto.

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Spanish Country: Argentina

Por un decreto que realizó el Gobierno, el 429/2019, los partidos políticos tendrán a partir de las próximas elecciones la mitad del tiempo gratuito de publicidad en medios audivisuales que disponían.

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Spanish Country: Argentina

El decreto reglamentario de Macri realiza 17 sustituciones del articulado e incorpora cuatro apartados más en los que avanza con modificaciones en torno a los servicios de comunicación audiovisual que administra el Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (Enacom) para la campaña electoral. 

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Spanish Country: Argentina

Demoró tres años la reglamentación, y es cierto que no era algo prioritario, porque es una legislación estrictamente vinculada a las elecciones presidenciales. Pero en el medio sucedió lo impensado, es decir, que Alberto Fernández será el candidato a presidente y ya expuso su deseo de no debatir.

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Spanish Country: Argentina

A su vez, el decreto aclara que de acuerdo con lo normado en el artículo 64 del Código Electoral Nacional, la Dirección Nacional Electoral ejecutará las sanciones que le comunique la Cámara Nacional Electoral en razón del incumplimiento de uno o más candidatos con su obligación de participar en el debate presidencial.

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Spanish Country: Argentina

En caso de incumplir con la obligatoriedad de presentarse a los debates, el Código Electoral Nacional (ley N° 19.945) dispone como sanción el no otorgamiento de espacios de publicidad audiovisual. 

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English Country: Ukraine

Law of Ukraine - “On the Elections of the President of Ukraine”

English Country: Philippines

Re-electionist Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has filed a bill making electoral debates mandatory every campaign season.

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Spanish Country: Argentina

La concejal María Laura Nievas presentó un proyecto de ordenanza que establece: ''la realización de un debate público preelectoral entre todos los candidatos a intendente de nuestra ciudad''. 

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Spanish Country: Argentina

Debates Regulations

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