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

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English Publication Date: March 2, 2014 Source: WREX Country: United States

There are seven men vying for the position of Winnebago County Sheriff. They all want to fill current Sheriff Richard Meyers' seat when he retires after 17 years on the job, but they have different plans for what they want to see happen first if...

English Publication Date: February 28, 2014 Source: The Montreal Gazette Country: Canada

Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard said on Friday the Parti Québécois government’s refusal to agree to more than one debate in the coming election campaign is “totally unacceptable.”

English Publication Date: February 25, 2014 Source: BBC News Country: United Kingdom

Election debates should help people in deciding how to vote without necessarily "changing minds", the head of the organisation which organises US presidential debates has told peers. Janet Brown [...

English Publication Date: February 24, 2014 Source: Daily Mail Country: United Kingdom

Nick Clegg risks being shut out of TV debates ahead of the 2015 general election under Labour plans for a head-to-head battle between the only two men who can be Prime Minister. Labour said it wanted to see straight fight between David Cameron...

English Publication Date: February 23, 2014 Source: The New Zealand Herald Country: New Zealand

The Green Party has lobbied the television networks to take part in prime-time televised leaders' debates during the election campaign alongside Labour's David Cunliffe and Prime Minister John Key rather than being lumped in with the minor...

English Publication Date: February 20, 2014 Source: Courier Mail Country: Australia

Western Australia's only leaders' debate ahead of the March 9 election was so unsurprising that the most controversial aspect was why Premier Colin Barnett did not look down the barrel of the camera. The Premier caused a Twitter frenzy on Tuesday...

English Publication Date: February 18, 2014 Source: Khaama Press Country: Afghanistan

With less than two months to go until the Afghan presidential election, the country is gripped by an unprecedented level of election coverage from Afghanistan’s own media. At the heart of this will be the first election in Afghanistan, where all...

English Publication Date: February 17, 2014 Source: The Daily O'Collegian Country: United States

It’s not 2016, but the presidential debates are here. Student Government Association will be hosting a debate between the presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2014 fall semester Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom...

Spanish Publication Date: February 17, 2014 Source: euroXpress Country: European Union

Las primeras Elecciones Europeas en las que 400 millones de personas tendrán algo que decir en el nombramiento del presiente de la Comisión Europea plantean la posibilidad de un diálogo televisado entre las candidaturas. La cuestión lingüística...

English Publication Date: February 17, 2014 Source: ABC (Australia) Country: Australia

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Opposition Leader Steven Marshall will tonight go head-to-head in the first televised debate of the election campaign.