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

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English Publication Date: May 7, 2014 Source: BNL Times Country: Malawi

The introduction of televised presidential debates has certainly opened a new chapter in the country’s election campaign. Despite criticisms on the format because of the ‘big’ number of presidential candidates being grilled at once, the three...

English Publication Date: May 2, 2014 Source: EU Observer Country: European Union

They were the first US-style televised debates for the EU's top job, and it showed. On Monday (28 April) the candidates (not to mention the debate moderators themselves) were visibly nervous. The two most likely candidates to take the job as EU...

English Publication Date: May 1, 2014 Source: Lexington Herald-Leader Country: United States

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray shook hands with moderator Tom Martin on Thursday morning and mayoral candidates Danny Mayer and Anthany Beatty shook hands after a mayoral candidate debate at the University of Kentucky hosted by The Lexington Forum.

English Publication Date: April 30, 2014 Source: The Nation Country: Malawi

Eleven presidential candidates tonight turned up to be interviewed by Malawians through the second in a series of debates, but most of them failed to articulate how they would implement the brilliant ideas they put across. The aspirants seemed...

English Publication Date: April 30, 2014 Source: The Nation Country: Malawi

There are several free lessons political parties should draw from the second round of the presidential debate held at the Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe. Top among the lessons is the exposure of our political parties’...

English Publication Date: April 30, 2014 Source: Face of Malawi Country: Malawi

New Labor Party president Friday Jumbe has described the current presidential debates as a road show that will not add any value on the country’s political platform. Jumbe who opposed the debate’s task force earlier decision to disqualify those...

English Publication Date: April 30, 2014 Source: News 12 Connecticut Country: United States

Republicans vying for their party's nomination to run against Gov. Dannel Malloy in November met for a debate in Stamford Wednesday.

English Publication Date: April 29, 2014 Source: Hindustan Times Country: India

A man who set himself ablaze and embraced a BSP politician during the recording of an election debate in Sultanpur, about 140 km from Lucknow, died at a government hospital in the state capital late on Monday night, within hours of the shocking...

English Publication Date: April 26, 2014 Source: TB NewsWatch Country: Canada

An official election call appears to be the last thing standing in the way of a provincial leaders’ debate in the north. Both NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak say they would gladly accept a challenge issued...

English Publication Date: April 25, 2014 Source: The Nation Country: Malawi

Some political parties have cried foul over the new format for presidential debates which says only parties fielding parliamentary candidates in not less than 10 percent of the 193 constituencies will take part in the remaining two sessions. ...