This page highlights recent news and analysis on candidate debates from the international press.

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English Publication Date: October 31, 2018 Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Country: United States

And, in the end, the gubernatorial debate between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, was therapeutic in ways, for the candidates for certain and perhaps for the public as well....

English Publication Date: October 30, 2018 Source: CBC Country: Canada

Liberals to set up independent commissioner to organize leaders' debates

English Publication Date: October 25, 2018 Source: Tempo Country: Indonesia

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Menristekdikti) Mohamad Nasir was reluctant to comment on the suggestion made by the winning team of Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga Uno regarding the presidential debate to be held on campus....

English Publication Date: October 25, 2018 Source: Agenda Country: Georgia

Presidential candidates Salome Zurabishvili, David Bakradze and Grigol Vashadze have participated in a live debate on Georgian Public Broadcaster on October 25.

English Publication Date: October 25, 2018 Source: Irish Examiner Country: Ireland

Several presidential candidates have criticised the formats of TV debates during the campaign, describing them as “farcical” and in bad need of reform.

English Publication Date: October 24, 2018 Source: The Washington Post Country: United States

The final debate in the Florida governor race devolved into an extraordinary, highly personal brawl on Wednesday night when Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum traded accusations over race and ethics in a showdown that revealed two...

English Publication Date: October 24, 2018 Source: Irish Times Country: Ireland

The figures indicate the show was the most watched presidential debate in this year’s contest.

Spanish Publication Date: October 24, 2018 Source: La Estrella de Panamá Country: Panama

La Cámara de Comercio, Industrias y Agricultura de Panamá (CCIAP) y el Tribunal Electoral (TE) firmaron un convenio marco de cooperación para la organización del segundo debate presidencial televisado de cara a las elecciones de mayo de 2019.

Spanish Publication Date: October 22, 2018 Source: Página Política Country: Argentina

El calendario incluye un debate presidencial obligatorio, previsto para septiembre. Si hubiera adelantamiento de elecciones en Entre Ríos, habrá que agregar al cronograma las PASO y la general a nivel provincial.

English Publication Date: October 21, 2018 Source: This Day Country: Nigeria

From the reactions that trailed the heated debate between the campaign spokespersons of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN) and that of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Segun Sowunmi, it is clear that debate is inevitable in the nation’...