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

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Spanish Publication Date: August 12, 2013 Source: La Tercera (Chile) Country: Chile

Asimismo, la candidata presidencial opositora abordó los eventuales debates presidenciales frente a su contendora del oficialismo. “Después del 19 de agosto, cuando estén inscritos todos los candidatos, los comandos tendrán que juntarse para ...

English Publication Date: August 12, 2013 Source: The New York Times Country: Australia

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia came in for sharp criticism on Monday over his performance in the first leadership debate of the federal election campaign, with opponents publicly accusing him of having cheated by using notecards.

English Publication Date: August 11, 2013 Source: BBC News Country: Australia

Australia's Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott have sparred over the economy and immigration in the first televised debate of the election campaign.

Spanish Publication Date: August 4, 2013 Source: Radio Cooperativa (Chile) Country: Chile

El comando del candidato presidencial del Partido Progresista (PRO) Marco Enríquez-Ominami planteó la necesidad de llevar a cabo 15 debates entre los candidatos presidenciales, uno por cada región, a partir del 20 de agosto.

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...