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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Spanish Country: International

Las Elecciones Generales inundan las ciudades de mítines, spots, carteles, eslóganes, pero los debates son, a diferencia del resto, lo más esperado. Lear más...

Spanish Country: Argentina

Sunday set a new precedent which strengthens Argentina

English Country: International

When will we have such debates in Malaysia? Why are our leaders not willing to debate with each other and let the rakyat vote based on informed decision? 

English Country: United States

Hosting presidential campaign debates on college campuses provides a unique opportunity for the youngest voters to see democracy up close. At a time when youth voter turnout is at an all-time low, candidates should be spending more time on college campuses, to bring both civic excitement as well as a modest economic boost to areas of America outside of the capital. Read the article here.

English Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Like a car that just won't start, Campaign 2015 is running on empty, lacking the fuel of real issues to keep the election engine running.

English Country: United States

Recently, my longtime friend and college classmate, John David Dyche, authored a column calling for a series of issue-driven gubernatorial debates leading up to this November’s general election. John David’s modest proposal, as he termed it, would have a 75-minute debate hosted in each of Kentucky’s six congressional districts, with each focusing on a singular topic. More info at The Courier Journal

English Country: United Kingdom

Here’s a list of things that you wouldn’t want to be called if you were a party leader facing an election in 60 days’ time. Scared. Arrogant. Cynical. Hypocritical. Cowardly. Calculating. High-handed. Feeble. Duplicitous. Undemocratic. Chicken.

English Country: Nigeria

Yet, debates like these are avenues through which the electorate can take direct measure of people seeking their support into elective office. It is one way of assessing the intelligence and preparedness, not necessarily the oratorical abilities, of contestants to public office. The electing public is better advised on how to use their votes through such avenues as political debates. 

English Country: Jamaica

An editorial in the Jamaica Observer.

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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.

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