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

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English Publication Date: November 18, 2019 Source: The Times Country: United Kingdom

It is a basic rule of British politics that anything copied from America is liable to fit imperfectly. This is certainly true of television debates between prime ministerial candidates.

Spanish Publication Date: November 17, 2019 Source: Diario Libre Country: Dominican Republic

Luego de más de dos décadas impulsando y realizando debates electorales, la Asociación Nacional de Jóvenes Empresarios (Anje) reunió en un hecho histórico para el país a cinco medios de comunicación que apoyarán en la promoción, transmisión y...

English Publication Date: November 16, 2019 Source: Edinburgh News Country: United Kingdom

The channel has followed the BBC in inviting only the SNP, Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem leaders to face each other, leaving out the Greens and the Brexit Party.

English Publication Date: November 15, 2019 Source: Birmingham Live Country: United Kingdom

Do televised debates really help us decide who would make the best Prime Minister? They might tell you something about a party leader’s personality but they don’t really tell you whether they will be much good at the job they’re applying for. You...

Spanish Publication Date: November 15, 2019 Source: El País Country: Uruguay

El intercambio entre Martínez y Lacalle Pou tuvo otro episodio similar al debate argentino, en este caso al segundo acontecido el 20 de octubre. En ambos casos el punto de mayor tensión ocurrió al hablar sobre acusaciones de corrupción y de...

English Publication Date: November 14, 2019 Source: Prospect Magazine Country: United Kingdom

Uproar soon ensued over who should be allowed to take part in the TV debates, with the smaller parties criticising their lack of representation on our screens. They—rightly—argued that televised leaders’ debates should fairly reflect the choices...

Spanish Publication Date: November 13, 2019 Source: Radio Monte Carlo Country: Uruguay

Pasó el debate presidencial de cara al balotaje del 24 de noviembre. Comenzó con una presentación de ambos candidatos a la presidencia, Lacalle Pou hablando de las mentiras de las últimas semanas con respecto a los derechos. Mientras que, Daniel...

English Publication Date: November 12, 2019 Source: Huffington Post Canada Country: Canada

Leaders’ debates in future election campaigns might be better if there were more of them but some featured only the main contenders for prime minister, federal debates commissioner David Johnston said Tuesday.

English Publication Date: November 12, 2019 Source: Huffington Post Canada Country: Canada

Leaders’ debates in future election campaigns might be better if there were more of them but some featured only the main contenders for prime minister, federal debates commissioner David Johnston said Tuesday.

English Publication Date: November 12, 2019 Source: Market Watch Country: United States

Sen. Amy Klobuchar publicly complained about gender bias in the race, saying voters and the media were giving rival Pete Buttigieg, a small-town mayor, more support and attention because he’s a man. A woman with a similar resume, Klobuchar argued...