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

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English Publication Date: March 17, 2019 Source: The Jakarta Post Country: Indonesia

The third presidential debate, which is scheduled for Sunday night, will be the first and only vice-presidential candidate debate pitting senior Muslim cleric and non-active Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) chairman Ma’ruf Amin against businessman...

English Publication Date: March 15, 2019 Source: Sky News Country: United Kingdom

MPs hear praise for Sky News' campaign to establish an independent commission to oversee debates before UK elections.

The government has been challenged to respond to the "massive" level of public support for TV election debates and make...

Spanish Publication Date: February 24, 2019 Source: Debate presidencial uno Country: Panama

Quizás, para un grupo reducido de ciudadanos, los debates influyen en su decisión electoral. Para la mayoría, empero, partidismo, clientelismo o venganza determinan su escogencia. Pese a que aplaudo la libre postulación, las preferencias se...

Spanish Publication Date: February 24, 2019 Source: Cciap pide a candidatos presidenciales que en el próximo debate expliquen cómo harán sus propuestas Country: Panama

El presidente de la Cámara de Comercio, Industrias y Agricultura de Panamá (Cciap), Gabriel Barletta, recomendó a los candidatos presidenciales que den respuestas al electorado en qué y cómo harán los cambios que plantean en sus propuestas, el...

English Publication Date: February 24, 2019 Source: Desempeno de los candidatos presidenciales durante el primer debate en el radar Country: Panama

Ganadores y perdedores, la propuesta más demagógica y el impacto de los debates en la juventud fueron algunos de los temas tratados este domingo en Radar, con un panel que realizó un análisis distinto del debate presidencial celebrado el pasado...

English Publication Date: February 21, 2019 Source: Tempo.co Country: Indonesia

Incumbent presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo clarified his statement he mentioned in Sunday’s presidential debate against Prabowo Subianto regarding land ownership.

Jokowi said that he personally has no issue with the ownership...

English Publication Date: February 19, 2019 Source: The Jakarta Post Country: Indonesia

It was too much to expect the two presidential candidates contesting the April 17 election to emulate the great minds when they squared off for the second time on Sunday. But the public’s reception, which was generally lukewarm, at least from the...

English Publication Date: February 17, 2019 Source: The Jakarta Post Country: Indonesia

The second election debate is a few days away and the teams of both incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subianto are gearing up for the upcoming face-off between the two presidential candidates.
Slated for Feb. 17, the...

English Publication Date: February 17, 2019 Source: The ABC News Country: Indonesia

During the debate, Mr Widodo asked his opponent about his strategy in building infrastructure to support the emerging "unicorn" industry in Indonesia. The term refers to a tech start up company that reaches US$1 billion ($1.4 billion) in market...

Spanish Publication Date: February 17, 2019 Source: Presidenciables se preparan para su primer debate Country: Panama

Este miércoles los siete candidatos presidenciales tendrán el primer debate presidencial televisado en el Domo de la Universidad de Panamá como se contempla en el calendario electoral.

El Magistrado Eduardo Valdés Escoffery señala que se...