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

United States:
English Publication Date: June 26, 2020 Source: CNN

Trump's claim is entirely baseless. Biden has officially committed to participating in the three scheduled presidential debates -- and Biden has repeatedly said he is eager to debate Trump even if the pandemic forces them to hold the event online...

United States:
English Publication Date: June 26, 2020 Source: M Live

The University of Michigan has determined it’s not feasible to safely host the presidential debate that was scheduled to take place this fall in Ann Arbor, the university announced Tuesday.

United States:
English Publication Date: June 25, 2020 Source: The Washington Post

Cutting back or eliminating the live audience would also make it more difficult for candidates to pull stunts like Trump did in 2016

United States:
English Publication Date: June 23, 2020 Source: Politico

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says he would welcome the presidential debate moving to his city in October, but he has doubts about whether it can be held with an audience because of coronavirus.

United States:
English Publication Date: June 23, 2020 Source: NPR

University President Mark Schlissel sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates explaining that coronavirus concerns made the logistics too difficult for the school to pull off.

Dominican Republic:
Spanish Publication Date: June 23, 2020 Source: El Dinero

La Asociación Nacional de Jóvenes Empresarios (ANJE) celebró el debate electoral entre dos de los candidatos al senado por el Distrito Nacional, Rafael Paz Familia por el Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD) y Vinicio Castillo Selman, por la...

United States:
English Publication Date: June 20, 2020 Source: The Wall Street Journal

President Trump’s campaign advisers talked this week with a leader of the nonpartisan national debate commission, and asked for an additional debate to be added to the schedule.

France:
French Publication Date: June 19, 2020 Source: France Info

Pour le débat du second tour des municipales à Aix, Maryse Joissains, maire sortante d’Aix-en-Provence avait mercredi face à elle, deux candidats. Anne-Laurence Petel (LREM) et Marc Pena (DVG) ont eu à coeur de développer les thématiques...

United States:
English Publication Date: June 18, 2020 Source: Bloomberg

Joe Biden’s campaign rejected President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the two candidates meet for four general-election debates instead of the traditional three.

United States:
English Publication Date: June 18, 2020 Source: The New York Times

Top aides to President Trump tried on Thursday to negotiate with the commission overseeing presidential debates to increase the number of times that Mr. Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. face off in the fall.