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

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English Publication Date: April 15, 2019 Source: Crosscut Country: United States

Washington state has never been much of a hotspot for presidential politics. The reliably blue state has never hosted a Democratic presidential primary debate; it doesn’t appear Republicans have ever held a debate here, either. Local officials —...

French Publication Date: April 15, 2019 Source: RFI Country: Mali

Pour justifier leur démarche inédite, des députés du Rassemblement pour le Mali (RPM), parti au pouvoir, se sont exprimés dans la presse. En évoquant notamment « l’échec de la politique gouvernementale en matière de sécurité ». « Rien ne va au...

Spanish Publication Date: April 15, 2019 Source: Antena 3 Noticias Country: Ukraine

El comediante ucraniano Vladímir Zelenski, favorito de los sondeos de cara a las elecciones del 21 de abril, rechazó batirse en un debate con el actual presidente del país, Petró Poroshenko, ante posibles "provocaciones" del mandatario.

English Publication Date: April 14, 2019 Source: DW Country: Ukraine

Leading Ukrainian presidential candidate and actor Volodymyr Zelensky failed to show up to a debate with the incumbent candidate, President Petro Poroshenko (pictured above), on Sunday.

French Publication Date: April 14, 2019 Source: Radio Canada Country: Ukraine

Une scène avec deux pupitres portant le nom de chacun des candidats avait été installée en prévision du débat dans le centre de presse du stade olympique de Kiev, le plus grand du pays.

English Publication Date: April 14, 2019 Source: New York Times Country: Ukraine

The Ukrainian presidential race took a surreal turn on Sunday when what was supposed to be a debate between the two candidates featured President Petro O. Poroshenko discussing Ukraine’s future with an empty lectern bearing the name of his rival...

English Publication Date: April 13, 2019 Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Country: Ukraine

The stadium has confirmed it has received requests to hold debates on both April 14 and April 19, leaving open the possibility that each candidate will show up on his preferred date and speak to supporters alone.
 

English Publication Date: April 13, 2019 Source: Tempo Country: Indonesia

The presidential debate tonight, April 13, to be once again held at The Sultan Hotel and Residence. Ahead of the final election debate, the hotel occupancy reached 100 percent.

Spanish Publication Date: April 13, 2019 Source: La Vanguardia Country: Spain

Esta semana se ha conocido que el presidente del gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, ha rechazado la propuesta de TVE de acudir al debate a cuatro entre las principales fuerzas parlamentarias. Ha dicho no a la pública en favor del encuentro a cinco en ...

Spanish Publication Date: April 12, 2019 Source: Montevideo Portal Country: Uruguay

Luego de varias elecciones con negativa a los debates entre candidatos, este año, y con las elecciones más parejas del siglo XXI, vuelve a resurgir la idea a raíz de un proyecto de ley que los establece como obligatorios.