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: 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.

Spanish Country: Ecuador

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 posible antes del sufragio, por lo que se convierte en una obligación de todos quienes se postulan, sobre todo, para la primera magistratura, en concurrir a esos eventos. Mas información en El Universo.

English Country: United States

With all the criticism, conspiracy theories and doubt, the world is asking itself, are these debates worth the trouble? Do they make a difference? Do they even matter? I’m here to tell you, absolutely. Read more at The Tennessean.

English Country: United States

Today the televised presidential debates aren’t only an important instrument in American democracy; they are a near-universal requirement of democratic elections, from Afghanistan to Zambia. If Americans are looking for something to feel good about this campaign season, this is it. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

Spanish Country: Argentina

¿Por qué, si para los ciudadanos es obligatorio votar, para los candidatos no debería ser una obligación informarnos sobre sus proyectos y sus programas? Lea mas en Infobae.

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.

English Country: Philippines

A lawmaker proposed to create a Presidential Debate Commission for the coming election.

Spanish Country: Argentina

En el Concejo Deliberante de la Capital se aprobó, luego de dos cuartos intermedios, el proyecto de ordenanza del edil Juan Cruz Miranda sobre la obligatoriedad de instalar un debate público con propuestas legislativas y de gobierno para candidatos a ocupar el cargo de concejal e intendente de la Capital.

English Country: United Kingdom

Labour leader pledges to enshrine voters’ rights as he attacks ‘tawdry spectacle’ of prime minister avoiding discussion.

English Country: Philippines

MANILA, Philippines -- With a little over a year before the 2016 presidential elections, a lawmaker is pushing for the creation of a debate commission that would require candidates to face off and discuss their platforms.

Read more at Interaksyon.

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