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

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English Publication Date: May 19, 2014 Source: CBC News Country: Canada

Liberals, NDP confirmed, Progressive Conservatives considering, Green Party not invited. The battle to become Ontario's next premier is headed north. The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association [NOMA] says the Northern Leaders Debate is...

English Publication Date: May 16, 2014 Source: Toronto Sun Country: Canada

Ontario’s Green Party is crying foul after being left out of yet another televised debate. Mike Schreiner, leader of the provincial wing of the oft-overlooked political party known for its pro-environment and at-times controversial policies, was...

English Publication Date: May 16, 2014 Source: Argus Leader Country: United States

Mike Rounds fended off attacks Thursday night from most of his four Republican rivals for the U.S. Senate in the first and possibly only televised debate of the race. The 90-minute forum, hosted by South Dakota Public Broadcasting, started slowly...

English Publication Date: May 15, 2014 Source: BBC News Country: United Kingdom

The debate about when, how and where to stage prime ministerial debates at the next election has just taken another turn. YouTube, the Telegraph and the Guardian are making a joint bid to stage an online leaders' debate.

English Publication Date: May 15, 2014 Source: BBC News Country: United Kingdom

YouTube, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian have announced they are making a joint bid to host a leaders' debate before next year's General Election. Such a debate, broadcast online, would be free of the rules on balance...

English Publication Date: May 15, 2014 Source: The Globe and Mail Country: Canada

Ontario’s major party leaders are set to square off against each other in early June. Despite the province’s election campaign having begun nearly two weeks ago, negotiations around the timing and format of the leaders’ debate are still under way...

English Publication Date: May 15, 2014 Source: Huffington Post Country: United Kingdom

It would be "disgraceful" if all the hosts of the 2015 general election TV leaders' debates were white, Labour's shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan has said. In 2010 the three clashes between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Cleggwere...

English Publication Date: May 15, 2014 Source: Better Farming Country: Canada

Several Ontario farm groups have joined together to invite the four Ontario party leaders to a special debate on agricultural issues.

English Publication Date: May 15, 2014 Source: BBC News Country: European Union

Five rivals for the EU's top job have argued over the economic crisis, immigration and other key issues for the 28-nation bloc in a live TV debate. The party candidates were trying to impress millions of European voters. ...

English Publication Date: May 13, 2014 Source: BBC News Country: United Kingdom

Broadcasters should consider a more diverse line-up of moderators to host future UK election debates, peers say. The three leaders' encounters in 2010 had been "disappointingly uniform" in terms of the gender and ethnicity...