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

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English Publication Date: July 3, 2019 Source: Bainbridge Review Country: United States

Among the losers in the Democrats’ opening presidential debate was NBC News. Faced with an unmanageable number of candidates, an awkward format, and miscast moderators — not to mention serious technical glitches — the network took a difficult...

English Publication Date: June 28, 2019 Source: The New York Times Country: United States

NBC’s presidential debate in Miami on Thursday — seven months before the Iowa caucuses — broke the record for the biggest television audience for a Democratic primary matchup, a sign of widespread early engagement with the 2020 race.

English Publication Date: June 27, 2019 Source: The Washington Post Country: United States

Former vice president Joe Biden — who faced the most attacks from fellow candidates — walked away with the highest speaking time. Biden (13.6 minutes), the top-polling candidate coming into the debate, spoke more than four times as long as former...

Spanish Publication Date: June 27, 2019 Source: CNN en español Country: United States

Cuando Beto O’Rourke abrió el primer debate demócrata al responder en español una pregunta sobre las tasas impositivas, pareció llamar la atención del senador Cory Booker.

English Publication Date: June 26, 2019 Source: The New York Times Country: United States

Technical difficulties are every news producer’s nightmare. Especially during a political debate. On live national television. With President Trump watching — and mocking — in real-time.

English Publication Date: June 26, 2019 Source: CBS News Country: United States

"Every Democratic candidate in the First in the Nation Primary has been talking about rebuilding the middle class, protecting reproductive rights, making sure all Americans have access to affordable quality health care, and much more," said Ray...

English Publication Date: June 26, 2019 Source: The Washington Post Country: United States

The largest field of presidential candidates in history will take the stage and put themselves at the mercy of five television moderators. The spectacle will be expensive and massively produced. Such debates are some of the most profitable events...

English Publication Date: June 25, 2019 Source: NBC News Country: United States

Candidates will have 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to respond to follow-ups. And there will be no opening statements, though candidates will have a chance to deliver closing remarks.

English Publication Date: June 24, 2019 Source: Time Country: United States

Debates can be defining moments for presidential candidates. Since they provide rare opportunities for voters to see candidates face off directly against one another, debates can produce viral moments and soundbites that get replayed on cable...

English Publication Date: June 24, 2019 Source: Real Clear Politics Country: United States

Presidential campaign debates should be fair. Everybody running for president deserves the chance to make their case to the public on a level platform. And yet, they can’t be completely fair. Right now, there are 178 Democratic presidential...