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

*Articles do not represent the views of NDI.

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. 

English Publication Date: December 7, 2019 Source: Bloomberg Country: International

Algeria's first-ever presidential debate seems to have failed to persuade the country's pro-democracy protestors to take part in next week's election.

Any Publication Date: December 4, 2019 Source: TV 24 Country: Macedonia

Domestic and regional scholars are of the same opinion that pluralism allows for healthy discussion. But often a pluralistic approach is abused, so it is necessary to hold debates that adhere to the basic principles of discussion and are guided...

Spanish Publication Date: November 29, 2019 Source: El Caribe Country: Dominican Republic

Es necesario que los candidatos a la Presidencia presenten al público votante sus propuestas y que lo hagan en foros públicos o en debates por televisión. Que debatan sin miedo porque así podrán despertar credibilidad.

English Publication Date: November 26, 2019 Source: The New European Country: United Kingdom

The Brexit Party has dropped out of this Thursday’s leaders’ debate hosted by Channel 4, who the group say are too pro-Remain.

English Publication Date: November 23, 2019 Source: The New European Country: United Kingdom

The limited support is likely to have come down to the fact the room were "balanced" based on the number of MPs each party has in the House of Commons, meaning even the SNP had more support in the room than the Lib Dems.

English Publication Date: November 23, 2019 Source: Metro Country: United Kingdom

Political leaders can cope with confronting one another in exchanges of well-rehearsed soundbites; they can endure the most forensic grilling from professional interviewers; but faced with a Greek chorus whose pointed questions are supplemented...

English Publication Date: November 22, 2019 Source: BBC Country: United Kingdom

The audience will be selected by the Question Time production team to reflect how people in the country have voted. People apply online or by phone and will be asked about their past voting patterns and future voting intentions, whether they're...

English Publication Date: November 21, 2019 Source: Working Knowledge (Harvard) Country: United States

“There’s this perception that debates are this great democratic tool, where voters can find out what candidates stand for and how good they really are,” says Vincent Pons, assistant professor of business administration. “But we find that debates...

English Publication Date: November 21, 2019 Source: The New York Times Country: United States

Here are some of the most memorable moments from Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.