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

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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...

Spanish Publication Date: June 26, 2013 Source: El Universal (Colombia) Country: Colombia

Los cinco candidatos a la Alcaldía de Cartagena, respondieron preguntas sobre la Seguridad, Movilidad y la Educación, durante el primer debate de la Comisión de Debates Políticos de Bolívar, (CDPB)del cual hace parte la alianza de medios Rcn La...

English Publication Date: June 25, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce must be credited for weighing in on the thorny issue of  campaign finance – especially since its own members are perceived to be the main players in this activity.

Spanish Publication Date: June 5, 2013 Source: La Tercera Country: Chile

El programa se realizará el lunes 10 de junio para el pacto Nueva Mayoría y el jueves 13 para la Alianza, y no permitirá que los candidatos tengan apoyo para responder las preguntas.

English Publication Date: May 29, 2013 Source: The Daily Star (Lebanon) Country: Iran

The eight hopefuls seeking Iran's highest elected office are to take part in a televised group debate on Friday, with its ailing economy hit by international sanctions topping the agenda.