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

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English Publication Date: October 12, 2013 Source: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The T&T Debates Commission (TTDC) will consider amending the rules and changing the allotted time for the question and rebuttal session after its review of the senior representatives’ debate. 

English Publication Date: October 11, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Robin Montano, the interim chairman of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), feels his party was somewhat “ambushed” at a live debate hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) on Thursday night.

English Publication Date: October 10, 2013 Source: Daily Post (Nigeria) Country: Nigeria

The Nigerian Election Debates Groups, NEDG, comprising of media organisations, non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, Civil Society Groups and the Nigeria Bar Association among others has concluded arrangement to hold debates for the 23...

Spanish Publication Date: October 9, 2013 Source: El Dínamo Country: Chile

La ausencia de la candidata de la Nueva Mayoría en el debate presidencial que esta noche realizará ANATEL despertó la molestia del oficialismo y de La Moneda. “Evelyn Matthei va a los debates y tiene programa, Michelle Bachelet no va a los...

English Publication Date: October 9, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) has invited senior political party representatives and leaders of the political parties/coalitions contesting the upcoming local government elections to participate in 2013 Local Government...

English Publication Date: October 9, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

IT was the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) that allowed for the Congress of the People (COP) to win seats in the 2010 general election, said MSJ leader David Abdulah.

English Publication Date: October 7, 2013 Source: Panorama (Armenia) Country: Azerbaijan

The final ninth presidential debates were held on Azerbaijani Public Television, which incumbent President Ilham Aliyev did not attend, said the Azerbaijani news agency "Turan".

English Publication Date: October 7, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The Congress of the People (COP) will not have its own representative to participate in the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) local government elections debates, scheduled for October 10 and 15. 

English Publication Date: October 5, 2013 Source: Huffington Post Country: United Kingdom

Nigel Farage should not expect a place in the TV debates when his party has no MPs, the head of Sky News has said.

English Publication Date: October 3, 2013 Source: The Telegraph Country: United Kingdom

Nick Clegg has said that he would be “relaxed” about Nigel Farage taking part in television debates before the next election, leaving David Cameron as the only party leader opposing the UK Independence Party leader’s involvement.