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: 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.

English Country: Japan

The number of early votes is indeed increasing, but that is no reason to avoid a debate that could stoke public interest in the election. It is scandalous that voters are given no opportunity to hear party leaders debate the issues after the election battle comes into full swing. Read more at The Asahi Shimbun.

English Country: United States

America has developed a democratic system of government that has grown in strength and character over the years. It takes a good look at the candidates they chose as their leaders and they take a fairly long time over it.Their method is reminiscent of the Greek tradition of city-states where almost all most all citizens get involved in one way or other. Read more at Asian Tribune.

English Country: Jamaica

Most of your writers have rightly indicated that the holding of pre-election debates further the democratic process and is a sign of political maturity. A minority have queried the relevance and importance of such debates, and for these, we wish to share some of the information that the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) has garnered over the 14 years that we have been staging debates. Read more at The Gleaner.

English Country: United States

If you think the Republican primary debates have been boring, aren't relevant and have done little to shape the course of the primary season, you would be dead wrong. Read more at CNBC.

English Country: Uganda

The debate brings into our living rooms the contest of ideas. More importantly, the live debates unite in one space all our leaders who would ordinarily find it unacceptable to share the same space with sworn political opponents. Read more at All Africa.

English Country: Uganda

The debate is the thing. And President Yoweri Museveni missed it the last time - on Jan. 15. Another one is slated for Feb.10. Should he miss it again? Read more at The Independent. 

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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