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

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English Publication Date: January 26, 2020 Source: The Journal Country: Ireland

With the general election less than a fortnight away it’s a chance for each leader to set out their stall for the electorate and for the voter to get a better sense of where each party stands on major issues facing the country. 

English Publication Date: January 24, 2020 Source: The New York Times Country: United States

President Trump’s campaign is considering only participating in general election debates if an outside firm serves as the host, and his advisers recently sat down with the nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates to complain about the debates...

English Publication Date: January 23, 2020 Source: National Public Radio Country: United States

He became an institution in American life and in our democracy because the Commission on Presidential Debates turned to Jim for 12 debates over the years. And the reason they turned to Jim was because they knew this was somebody who cared about...

English Publication Date: January 23, 2020 Source: Irish Examiner Country: Ireland

The debate, moderated on Virgin Media One by veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny turned into a best-of of both parties’ main themes to date - for Mr Varadkar, that what has been done thus far under his Government isn’t enough but with a plea for the...

English Publication Date: January 22, 2020 Source: Notre Dame News Country: United States

Noting that the debate hall capacity and tickets are managed by the Commission on Presidential Debates, Father Jenkins indicated a lottery system will be used to select the students who will receive Notre Dame’s tickets. A specific ticket number...

Spanish Publication Date: January 20, 2020 Source: Acento Country: Dominican Republic

Participación Ciudadana, capítulo dominicano de Transparencia Internacional, manifestó su apoyo a los debates electorales que organiza la Asociación Nacional de Jóvenes Empresarios (ANJE), reconociendo su importancia al permitir a la ciudadanía...

English Publication Date: January 20, 2020 Source: TVO Country: Canada

There was considerable frustration in the room that the moderators hadn’t been able to more forcefully urge the leaders to answer the questions so that they wouldn’t be able just to trot out their heavily practised one-liners. We all seemed to...

English Publication Date: January 18, 2020 Source: South Coast Today Country: United States

The only thing better about the latest presidential debate was having fewer people on the stage. Other than that, the evening was, for the most part, a rehash of the candidates’ previously stated positions, an upright tweet-fest. It is time to re...

English Publication Date: January 17, 2020 Source: WCBI Country: United States

Presidential hopefuls seeking to take part in the debate will be able to qualify by meeting a “Delegate Threshold.” To do so, they must have been allocated at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention based on the results...

English Publication Date: January 16, 2020 Source: Inter-Religious Council of Uganda Country: Uganda