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

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English Publication Date: June 26, 2019 Source: The Washington Post Country: United States

The largest field of presidential candidates in history will take the stage and put themselves at the mercy of five television moderators. The spectacle will be expensive and massively produced. Such debates are some of the most profitable events...

English Publication Date: June 25, 2019 Source: NBC News Country: United States

Candidates will have 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to respond to follow-ups. And there will be no opening statements, though candidates will have a chance to deliver closing remarks.

English Publication Date: June 24, 2019 Source: Time Country: United States

Debates can be defining moments for presidential candidates. Since they provide rare opportunities for voters to see candidates face off directly against one another, debates can produce viral moments and soundbites that get replayed on cable...

English Publication Date: June 24, 2019 Source: Real Clear Politics Country: United States

Presidential campaign debates should be fair. Everybody running for president deserves the chance to make their case to the public on a level platform. And yet, they can’t be completely fair. Right now, there are 178 Democratic presidential...

English Publication Date: June 24, 2019 Source: Time Country: United States

But as often as not, losing a debate is a sign you are losing the race.

English Publication Date: June 24, 2019 Source: Real Clear Politics Country: United States

The DNC created new thresholds for inclusion in the first debates scheduled for June and July: reaching 1% in three party-recognized polls and accumulating 65,000 donors. These standards are not just low. They are easier to meet by appealing to...

English Publication Date: June 23, 2019 Source: The Washington Post Country: United States

As the first Democratic presidential debate approaches, journalists know one thing: The campaign craziness will get crazier.

English Publication Date: June 23, 2019 Source: The Hill Country: United States

The Democratic National Committee will make it tougher for candidates to make the cut for the next round of debates, so some debaters will be desperate to make an impression in their only national TV close-up.   

Spanish Publication Date: June 23, 2019 Source: Infobae Country: Bolivia

La última vez que todos los aspirantes al Palacio de Gobierno discutieron "cara a cara" sus propuestas fue en la campaña de 2002, para las eleccciones generales que fueron ganadas por el ex presidente Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada.

Spanish Publication Date: June 23, 2019 Source: Nuevo Dia Country: Argentina

En medio de la ansiedad política por la conformación de las listas a diputados y senadores para competir en las elecciones nacionales, se conoció el decreto 429/2019 que reglamentó la ley 27.337 que agregó al Código Electoral Nacional el artículo...