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

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Spanish Publication Date: August 3, 2013 Source: Radio Cooperativa (Chile) Country: Chile

La candidata presidencial de la UDI, Evelyn Matthei, respondió al planteamiento de la carta de la Nueva Mayoría, Michelle Bachelet, quien llamó a realizar una campaña de intercambio de ideas y de "debate limpio".

Spanish Publication Date: July 26, 2013 Source: El Vacanudo Country: Chile

Debates presidenciales en las 15 regiones de Chile y televisados, es el emplazamiento que hacen desde el comando de Marco Enríquez-Ominami (PRO) a las y los candidatos a La Moneda.

English Publication Date: July 25, 2013 Source: Newsday Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The number of electoral debating groups worldwide is increasing as more and more, civil society recognises the need for independently hosted political debates. The Chamber’s CEO, a Commissioner of the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC...

English Publication Date: July 24, 2013 Source: AllAfrica Country: Zimbabwe

OPINION: Years ago when I was still in South African university debating circles we used to repeat a quotation by Joseph Joubert that went like this "it is better to debate a question without settling it, than to settle it without debate." Having...

Spanish Publication Date: July 9, 2013 Source: RCN La Radio (Colombia) Country: Colombia

Un grupo de seguidores que no quiso desalojar la Plaza de la Aduana, terminó por frustrar el debate de candidatos a la alcaldía, programado por la gran alianza RCN La Radio, RCN TV, La FM, Revista Semana, El Universal y Canal Cartagena.

English Publication Date: July 9, 2013 Source: Bulawayo 24 News Country: Zimbabwe

We have seen in other countries, the Presidential Debates are held every presidential term and are vital for the citizens to vote for the next President of their choice. Should Zimbabwe's Presidential candidates engage in a Presidential Debate...

Spanish Publication Date: July 8, 2013 Source: Los Andes Country: Argentina

Si bien un debate no necesariamente garantiza un intercambio de calidad, los encuentros son clave para comenzar a instalar en nuestro país una cultura que visibilice la discusión sobre políticas públicas. Fomentarlo es un paso necesario para...

English Publication Date: July 7, 2013 Source: The Guardian (Nigeria) Country: Nigeria

Chairman of the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG), Chief Taiwo Allimi, has appealed to all Nigerians, irrespective of political leanings, to work towards strengthening Nigeria’s democratic system.

Spanish Publication Date: July 4, 2013 Source: El Universal (Colombia) Country: Colombia

En un debate moderado por María Claudia Peñas, de la Fundación Cívica pro Cartagena, (Funcicar) y se llevó a cabo en la terraza de la sede de El Universal, los candidatos Miguel Navas y Dionisio Vélez se adelantaron en dar nombres de algunas...

English Publication Date: July 2, 2013 Source: 7 News Belize Country: Jamaica

We all know that Presidential Debates are an important part of the political culture in the United States. But what you might not have known is that it has also taken root in Jamaica where major political debates have been taking place since 2002...