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

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English Publication Date: October 5, 2019 Source: Halifax Today Country: Canada

The debates will be moderated by members from nine different media outlets that make up the Canadian Debate Production Partnership.

English Publication Date: October 4, 2019 Source: The London Free Press Country: Canada

The upcoming leaders' debates may be the best chance to create movement in an election that has seen polls deadlocked, and nearly half of voters disengaged.

Spanish Publication Date: October 3, 2019 Source: El Observador Country: Uruguay

El debate de este martes entre Daniel Martínez y Luis Lacalle Pou no será el único en los próximos meses, ya que en setiembre de este año el Parlamento aprobó la ley que fijó un encuentro obligatorio entre los candidatos que el próximo 27 de...

Spanish Publication Date: October 3, 2019 Source: El Observador Country: Uruguay

Sin embargo, en la opinión pública el debate presidencial se vivió como una final de la Copa Libertadores de América. En cada casa, bar, o desde los dispositivos móviles, la ciudadanía uruguaya vivió una de esas jornadas democráticas de la que se...

English Publication Date: October 3, 2019 Source: CBC Country: Canada

Organizers say the events are important as voters get a chance to see their candidates up close. But some political watchers suggest the debates, mostly in the federal arena, only matter in tight races. Also, that the local candidate is almost a...

English Publication Date: October 3, 2019 Source: Huffington Post Country: Canada

Four federal party leaders faced off Wednesday in the first 2019 election debate to include Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. The debate on TVA — the largest private television station in Quebec — featured Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP...

Spanish Publication Date: October 2, 2019 Source: El Observador Country: Uruguay

El debate del martes no fue perfecto, pero fue un avance respecto a la nada que tuvimos durante 25 años. 

English Publication Date: October 2, 2019 Source: CBC Country: Canada

So this debate could be the event that finally breaks the deadlock in the polls. Even if its English-speaking audience is limited to Ottawa reporters in the parliamentary press gallery, what happens in this debate still could have an impact on...

English Publication Date: October 1, 2019 Source: Pulse Country: Tunisia

Tunisia's court of appeal Tuesday rejected a fresh request to free jailed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui, his lawyer said, less than two weeks before the media magnate is expected to contest an election runoff.

English Publication Date: September 30, 2019 Source: Daily Monitor Country: Uganda

Bishop Stuart University vice Chancellor Prof Mauda Kamatenesi said debates are helpful in critical thinking and articulating issues. She appealed to Uganda Dialogue Arena to always organise debates on topical issues to enable the country achieve...