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

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Spanish Publication Date: January 4, 2020 Source: El Deber Country: Bolivia

El debate entre candidatos es uno de los temas pendientes y que el nuevo Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) pretende impulsar para que los postulantes al sillón presidencial puedan exponer sus programas de trabajo de forma conjunta ante la...

Spanish Publication Date: January 3, 2020 Source: Minuto Neuquen Country: Argentina

Durante el debate presidencial, Alberto Fernández descolocó a sus contrincantes al poner sobre la mesa el reclamo por la soberanía sobre las islas. Todos los candidatos reformularon su discurso para alinearse con el pensamiento del actual...

Spanish Publication Date: January 3, 2020 Source: Primicias Country: Ecuador

Los cantones y provincias con más de 100.000 electores deberán, además, tener debates entre los candidatos para alcaldes. Para los presidenciales, la asistencia será mandatoria.

English Publication Date: January 2, 2020 Source: New York Magazine Country: United States

So far just five candidates (Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren) have met the Democratic National Committee’s more stringent polling and fundraising criteria for participation. 

English Publication Date: December 30, 2019 Source: The Christian Science Monitor Country: Tunisia

Tunisia held presidential debates ahead of its Sept. 15 presidential election, the first time any Arab country had leading candidates debate policy and defend their records. The debates were the result of five years of campaigning by the...

English Publication Date: December 29, 2019 Source: Focus Taiwan Country: Taiwan

The 2.5-hour debate will be divided into four segments, beginning with an 8-minute opening statement by each of the three candidate. In the second segment, the candidates will take five questions posed by media outlets and be given 2 minutes and...

English Publication Date: December 29, 2019 Source: Taiwan News Country: Taiwan

Taiwan’s relationship with China was the focus of the presidential debate on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 29) in which President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) accused her main challenger, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the Kuomintang (KMT), of kowtowing to China.

Spanish Publication Date: December 26, 2019 Source: Rebelión Country: Taiwan

El debate, organizado por el regulador legislativo Citizen Congress Watch (CCW) y Formosa TV (FTV), fue el primero de una serie de ejercicios televisados para las elecciones del 11 de enero.

English Publication Date: December 23, 2019 Source: Los Angeles Magazine Country: United States

“[The candidates] deserve a lot of credit because the debate is a really valuable tool for them to reach out to the nation, and yet they were willing to stand by 150 workers who were trying to win livable wages and affordable healthcare,” says...

English Publication Date: December 23, 2019 Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Country: Uzbekistan

“The contested parties presented their political platforms and the media hosted debates and for the first time many of them were held live. However, the debate rules are still quite restrictive and the range of political options remains limited...