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: 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.

English Country: Kenya

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 off TV debate is a rare opportunity for the invisible ones, to be seen and heard. Read more at SDE.

English Country: Bermuda

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

English Country: Kenya

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 Standard Digital.

English Country: Kenya

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 conclusive and exhaustive responses can be sought. Read more at Standard Digital

English Country: Kenya

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 address the burning issues of the day. Read more at The Star.

English Country: Kenya

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 about the purpose of the debate and whether or not it would serve any useful purpose. Read more at Daily Nation.

English Country: United Kingdom

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 attract healthy audiences because they seem to be special events, moments when young and old, rich and poor sit down together. For more information, vitist The Guardian

English 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 of all, a chance to speak more-or-less directly to the people calling the shots: the voters. For more info, visist The Telegraph.

English Country: South Korea

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-to-one debate, the two likely candidates need to detail their pledges and show their traits as potential president. For more information, visit The Korean Herald.

English Country: United States

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, please visit Business Report.

Spanish Country: Argentina

La Cámara alta aprobó una iniciativa con acuerdo de varios bloques para que desde la campaña 2019 los candidatos presidenciales que superen las PASO estén obligados a participar de dos debates públicos, uno en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y otro en otra ciudad del país. En caso de balotaje se realizará un tercer debate, mientras que en todas las instancias, los candidatos que no participen serán penados con la restricción del espacio asignado para propaganda electoral. Lea mas en Pagina 12.

Spanish Country: Argentina

La iniciativa, que quedó en condiciones de ser aprobada en el recinto en la próxima sesión, modifica el capítulo IV bis del Título III del Código Electoral Nacional, ley 19.945, e incorpora un nuevo artículo que sostiene la obligatoriedad de “los debates preelectorales públicos entre candidatos a presidente de la Nación, con la finalidad de dar a conocer y debatir ante el electorado las plataformas electorales de los partidos, frentes o agrupaciones políticas”. Lea mas en La Arena.

Spanish Country: Argentina

 El magistrado agregó que “no parece mala idea una regulación y la incorporación del debate al proceso electoral” y opinó que los debates deben ser entre candidatos a presidente ya que “trasladarlo a las elecciones legislativas sería una operación muy compleja”. En ese sentido, destacó la idea del proyecto enviado por el Poder Ejecutivo para que la Cámara Nacional Electoral sea el “ámbito de acuerdo donde concurran los candidatos y se fijen las reglas del juego”. Mas informacion en Entorno Inteligente.

Spanish Country: Argentina

El presidente de la Cámara Nacional Electoral (CNE), Alberto Dalla Via, realzó este martes los proyectos de ley para establecer la obligatoriedad de los debates presidenciales entre los candidatos que hayan superado las Primarias Abiertas, Simultáneas y Obligatorias (PASO). Mas informacion en Parlamentario.

Spanish Country: Argentina

Boleta electrónica, cambios en el sistema de votación de las primarias, mayor control en los "ilícitos electorales", eliminación de listas colectoras, debate presidencial obligatorio y regulación de las transiciones entre las administraciones. Leer mas en Infobae.

Spanish Country: Argentina

Según estipula la iniciativa, si un candidato se niega a debatir, en cada uno de sus spots de campaña aparecerá el siguiente mensaje: "El siguiente espacio ha sido cedido por la Dirección Nacional Electoral a una agrupación política cuyo candidato a presidente no cumple con la obligación de debatir". La sanción, en definitiva, será exponerlo ante la opinión pública. Lea mas en InfoRegion. 

Spanish Country: Dominican Republic

La participación conjunto de siete de los ocho candidatos a la jefatura del Estado que competirán en los comicios del próximo 15-M representa un esfuerzo importante en la línea de que en la República Dominicana se instituyan los debates como ocurre en la mayoría de los países donde se realizan comicios presidenciales con regularidad. Lea mas en Diario Horizonte.

Spanish Country: Argentina

Uno de los ejes de la reforma política en la que ya trabaja el Gobierno incluye la regulación de los debates presidenciales. Read more at Bing Bang News.

English Country: Uganda

It is for this reason that we want to suggest that the presidential debate becomes a gazetted activity on the election calendar and should be part of the Independent Electoral Commission’s roadmap in the future. Read more at NewVision.

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