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

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English Publication Date: February 11, 2019 Source: Guardian Country: Nigeria

Chief Justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Ishaq Bello, is expected to assign the suit filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) and its presidential candidate, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, against the National Election Debate Group...

English Publication Date: February 10, 2019 Source: Sky News Country: United Kingdom

Supporters and opponents give their views in a debate, sparked by a Sky News petition that gained more than 140,000 signatures.

English Publication Date: February 10, 2019 Source: Daily Post Country: Nigeria

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence at last month’s presidential debate. He claimed President Buhari did not run from debating his challengers in next...

French Publication Date: February 9, 2019 Source: Senego Country: Senegal

Il a été lancé une pétition sur twitter (Sunudébat) pour exiger un débat entre les différents candidats postulants pour devenir président de la République du Sénégal. Excepté,  Macky Sall tous les autres candidats de l’opposition étaient...

Spanish Publication Date: February 9, 2019 Source: Telemetro Country: Panama

Transformación de la educación, seguridad y soberanía alimentaria, salud y desarrollo humano, y nuevo orden constitucional, son los temas que se analizarán durante el  primer debate presidencial televisado que se llevará a cabo en el domo de la...

Spanish Publication Date: February 9, 2019 Source: El Universo Country: Ecuador

En los debates entre los candidatos a las alcaldías de Quito, Guayaquil y Cuenca, que se harán cobijados por la iniciativa Ecuador Decide, no se permitirá la presencia de ‘barras’.

Esa fue una de las decisiones que tomó el Grupo FARO, que...

Spanish Publication Date: January 27, 2019 Source: 20 minutos Country: México

Martínez Salgado, quien le tocó traducir a Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, "El Bronco”, en el primer debate presidencial que organizó el Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE), destacó que ese idioma es igual de importante que saber hablar inglés, francés...

English Publication Date: January 27, 2019 Source: Vanguard Country: Nigeria

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, Nigerians and the world watched with disappointment as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) laboured to explain why Muhammadu Buhari, its presidential candidate who has been in power for over three and a half...

English Publication Date: January 26, 2019 Source: ABS CBS News Country: Philippines

Re-electionist Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has filed a bill making electoral debates mandatory every campaign season.

English Publication Date: January 20, 2019 Source: Pulse Country: Nigeria

Nigerian leader and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday missed a major presidential debate but his campaign team spent millions to air adverts during the programme, Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa's...