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

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English Publication Date: December 20, 2019 Source: The New York Times Country: United States

Only 5 candidates, so far, have qualified for the next debate, which will be held on Jan. 14 in Des Moines. 

Spanish Publication Date: October 25, 2019 Source: Telefe Country: Argentina

El Concejo Municipal destacó la participación de la periodista santafesina Gisela Vallone como moderadora en el Primer Debate Presidencial que se llevó a cabo en el Paraninfo de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral.

English Publication Date: October 18, 2019 Source: Jamaica Observer Country: Jamaica

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) and the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed, in principle, to participate in up to three political debates to be organised and staged by the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) ahead of the...

English Publication Date: October 18, 2019 Source: Today Country: Nigeria

Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Thursday said its candidate in the November 16 election, Senator Douye Diri, is ready to face the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief David Lyon, in a debate...

English Publication Date: October 17, 2019 Source: The Gleaner Country: Jamaica

The Peoples National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed in principle to participate in up to three political debates to be organised and staged by the Jamaica Debates Commission ahead of the nation’s next General Elections...

English Publication Date: October 17, 2019 Source: Graphic Online Country: Ghana

A candidate in the upcoming Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential election, Mr George Afriyie, has opted out of the first ever live radio and television debate among the contestants at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Hall in Accra...

English Publication Date: October 16, 2019 Source: Ghana Web Country: Ghana

The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association will, in partnership with three media organisations: Global Media Alliance, Multimedia Ghana Limited and Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, organise a live radio and television debate for...

English Publication Date: October 15, 2019 Source: Columbia Journalism Review Country: United States

In academic debate, there are two formats similar to what voters see on television. First is policy debate, which asks students to explain how they would implement a plan, by using specific arguments and facts. Second is public forum debate, in...

English Publication Date: October 14, 2019 Source: New Telegraph Country: Nigeria

Less than two months to the governorship election in Bayelsa State, Governor Seriake Dickson has called on the media and other relevant stakeholders to challenge all the governorship candidates to public debate.

Spanish Publication Date: October 14, 2019 Source: La Vanguardia Country: Bolivia

El debate electoral entre candidatos a la Presidencia de Bolivia, al modo de un panel o foro y que sea transmitido por televisión, es algo de lo que casi no se tiene recuerdo puesto se sucedió hace 17 años, cuando el ahora jefe de Estado...