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

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English Publication Date: February 11, 2019 Source: Guardian Country: Nigeria

Chief Justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Ishaq Bello, is expected to assign the suit filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) and its presidential candidate, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, against the National Election Debate Group...

English Publication Date: February 10, 2019 Source: Sky News Country: United Kingdom

Supporters and opponents give their views in a debate, sparked by a Sky News petition that gained more than 140,000 signatures.

Spanish Publication Date: January 27, 2019 Source: 20 minutos Country: México

Martínez Salgado, quien le tocó traducir a Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, "El Bronco”, en el primer debate presidencial que organizó el Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE), destacó que ese idioma es igual de importante que saber hablar inglés, francés...

English Publication Date: January 27, 2019 Source: Vanguard Country: Nigeria

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, Nigerians and the world watched with disappointment as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) laboured to explain why Muhammadu Buhari, its presidential candidate who has been in power for over three and a half...

English Publication Date: January 26, 2019 Source: ABS CBS News Country: Philippines

Re-electionist Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has filed a bill making electoral debates mandatory every campaign season.

English Publication Date: January 20, 2019 Source: Pulse Country: Nigeria

Nigerian leader and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday missed a major presidential debate but his campaign team spent millions to air adverts during the programme, Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa's...

English Publication Date: January 20, 2019 Source: Premium Times Country: Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari and the main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were absent at the presidential debate organised by the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) on Saturday.

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Punch Country: Nigeria

The Coalition for United Political Parties had on Thursday claimed that the President was planning to evade the debate.

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Premium Times Country: Nigeria

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, will only participate in the presidential debate slated for today if President Muhammadu Buhari attends, a campaign spokesperson has said.

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Premium Times Country: Nigeria

The presidential candidates of Nigeria’s ruling and main opposition parties have shunned the presidential debate that is currently underway in Abuja.