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

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English Publication Date: March 16, 2014 Source: Politics.hu Country: Hungary

The ruling Fidesz party does not see an opportunity for a television debate between Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Attila Mesterhazy, the leftist parties’ joint candidate for premier, because “the Left does not have a candidate suitable for...

English Publication Date: March 16, 2014 Source: Malta Today Country: Malta

The Prime Minister Joseph Muscat labeled Opposition leader Simon Busuttil a ‘liar’ for claims which he made during last Friday’s Leader’s Debate on local current affairs television programme Xarabank.

English Publication Date: March 13, 2014 Source: Leader-Post Country: Canada

A second debate between the leaders of Quebec's four main political parties has been announced. Pauline Marois of the Parti Quebecois, the Liberals' Philippe Couillard, the Coalition for Quebec's Future's Francois Legault and Francoise David of...

English Publication Date: March 12, 2014 Source: The Yorkshire Post Country: United Kingdom

Next year’s general election could feature four televised leaders’ debates, after Channel 4 said it had secured agreement from other broadcasters that it should be involved.

English Publication Date: March 11, 2014 Source: Press Gazette Country: United Kingdom

Channel 4 wants to host one of the televised party leader debates in the run-up to next year's UK general election for the first time - after feeling "excluded" from the 2010 broadcasts by the BBC, Sky and ITV.

English Publication Date: March 11, 2014 Source: Caymanian Compass Country: Cayman Islands

The seventh annual Cayman Islands Commonwealth Youth Parliamentary meeting Monday took up the controversial topic of cyberbullying during its morning meeting and, somewhat surprisingly, voted down a proposal...

English Publication Date: March 10, 2014 Source: CBC News Country: Canada

Parti Québecois leader Pauline Marois says she won't participate in an English leaders' debate, even if she's allowed to speak in French.

English Publication Date: March 10, 2014 Source: Leader-Post Country: Canada

The leaders of Quebec's four main political parties will square off in a televised debate next week. It will be broadcast on Radio-Canada and Tele-Quebec on March 20.

English Publication Date: March 8, 2014 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Country: United States

Lincoln-Douglas. Kennedy-Nixon. Obama-Romney. Those elections for U.S. president — or in the case of Lincoln-Douglas, for a U.S. Senate seat portending a presidential race — were largely defined by debates between the candidates.

English Publication Date: March 6, 2014 Source: SBS Country: Australia

Tasmania's leaders have clashed in a pre-election debate over Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that too much Australian forest has been "locked up".