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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.

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 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: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

All political parties contesting the local government elections have presented their nominees and now the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) has invited senior party representatives and leaders to participate in “2013 Local Government...

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.

English Publication Date: October 2, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Political Leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) David Abdulah believes there is still time for the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission to amend its rules to allow the party to be a part of the upcoming local government elections...

English Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Source: The Santiago Times Country: Chile

The upcoming presidential election provides several firsts since Chile’s return to democracy in 1990: the first official presidential primary elections, the first time voting is optional and registration automatic, and the first time presidential...