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

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English Publication Date: May 27, 2019 Source: Australian Strategic Policy Institute Country: Australia

Elections are debates in quest of power. But Australia is poorly served by the lack of a formal debate structure during federal elections.

Spanish Publication Date: May 21, 2019 Source: Minuto Uno Country: Argentina

"Me comprometo a construir los 3 mil jardines de infantes que faltan. La mayoría están en la provincia de Buenos Aires (900) para que tengan sala de 3, 4 y 5. Estamos hablando de 683 mil niños que no tienen hoy igualdad de oportunidades" se había...

Spanish Publication Date: May 19, 2019 Source: Prensa Libre Country: Guatemala

La comunidad guatemalteca radicada en Los Ángeles, California, presenció un debate (que por momentos estuvo acalorado) donde los candidatos expusieron sus propuestas generales sobre cómo apoyarán a los connacionales que viven en Estados Unidos....

Spanish Publication Date: May 19, 2019 Source: Soy 502 Country: Guatemala

El primer debate presidencial en el extranjero que se desarrolló este sábado en Los Ángeles, California, se salió de control cuando el candidato a la presidencia por el partido Libre, Aníbal García, acusó de ser "asesor de narcotraficantes" a su...

Spanish Publication Date: May 18, 2019 Source: Soy 502 Country: Guatemala

Los candidatos a la presidencia de Guatemalapresentarán sus propuestas de gobierno en el "Primer debate presidencial en el exterior elecciones 2019", organizado por la Alianza Guatemaltecos Unidos. 

English Publication Date: May 16, 2019 Source: Super News World Country: European Union

On 15 May, six lead candidates for the presidency of the European Commission, representing the big political families, presented their views on Europe. 84 TV channels and over 60 online platforms worldwide broadcasted or reported from the debate...

English Publication Date: May 16, 2019 Source: Euro News Country: European Union

Candidates in the race to replace Jean-Claude Juncker clashed over jobs, climate change and how to fix the European Union at a special debate in Brussels on Wednesday night.

English Publication Date: May 14, 2019 Source: New Europe Country: Kazakhstan

A televised debate between Kazakhstan’s presidential candidates could take place as part of the run-up to the country’s June elections, Information and Social Development Minister Dauren Abaev said on 14 May.

English Publication Date: May 11, 2019 Source: Malawi 24 Country: Malawi

Electorates of Karonga South constituency took the three shadow candidates who came for a political debate on Wednesday head on by warning them against against abandoning the electorates once voted into power in the May 21 polls.

English Publication Date: May 10, 2019 Source: Five Thirty Eight Country: United States

On Thursday, the DNC updated its debate qualification rules to outline how it will handle tiebreakers. If more than 20 candidates qualify under the first set of debate rules, then meeting both the polling and donor requirements will become very...