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

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

Atiku and Buhari were absent. Kingsley Moghalu was first to speak, listing things he can do if he eventually becomes the president. After Moghalu came Fela Durotoye who equally reeled out his party’s manifestos and how he stands as the best...

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

According to one of his aides he landed the Abuja airport this afternoon for the televised presidential debate scheduled for 7pm Nigerian time today.

 

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Daily Post Country: Nigeria

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ekekwesili, has said Nigeria must disrupt and change its pattern of politics in order to end what she described as a cycle of failure.

According to her, a major...

Spanish Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: El Vigía Country: México

La Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) fue reconocida por el Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) por su participación en la realización del Segundo Debate Presidencial, llevado a cabo el 20 de mayo de 2018 en el Campus Tijuana.

French Publication Date: January 18, 2019 Source: Jeune Afrique Country: Senegal

C'est un hashtag qui prend de l'ampleur au Sénégal : #SunuDébat. Volonté affichée par les internautes : obtenir des candidats à la présidentielle du 24 février la participation à un débat télévisé. Initiatrice du mouvement sur Twitter, Awa...

Any Publication Date: January 18, 2019 Source: CNN Indonesia Country: Indonesia

Calon wakil presiden nomor urut 01 Ma'ruf Amin mengakui dirinya memang tidak banyak bicara saat debat Pilpres 2019 yang berlangsung Kamis (17/1).

English Publication Date: January 18, 2019 Source: Coconuts Country: Indonesia

The topics covered in last night’s debate were human rights, law, corruption, and terrorism. As we predicted, it was a largely bland affair, as if the candidates and moderators were playing it safe. Many netizens — or warganet, as the moderators...

English Publication Date: January 18, 2019 Source: The Jakarta Post Country: Indonesia

Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ended the first presidential election debate on Thursday night with a strong closing statement that appeared to slam rival Prabowo Subianto, who himself made a number of controversial remarks during the event.

English Publication Date: January 18, 2019 Source: Legit Country: Nigeria

The tradition of holding public debates ahead of major elections, governorship and presidential, has gained ground in the Nigerian political space. 

English Publication Date: January 18, 2019 Source: Punch Country: Nigeria

Opposition political parties on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties on Thursday said  they were  in possession of credible information about moves by President Muhammadu Buhari to dodge a presidential debate holding on...