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

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English Publication Date: September 17, 2018 Source: The Star Country: Canada

In an election campaign where Quebec independence is not a defining issue, party leaders held a historic English debate Monday and tried to woo roughly one million anglophones who have traditionally voted overwhelmingly for the federalist...

English Publication Date: September 15, 2018 Source: Lincoln Journal Star Country: United States

Spare us the finger-pointing about how it’s the other candidate’s fault. It takes two to tango or debate, and it appears neither side will appear on the dance floor at Wayne State College next week.

English Publication Date: September 14, 2018 Source: Foreign Brief Country: Japan

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party will hold a formal debate on its next leader. Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will square off against the party’s former Secretary General, Shigeru Ishiba.

English Publication Date: September 13, 2018 Source: CBC Country: Canada

The four main party leaders made their pitch to Quebecers in the first televised showdown at a critical juncture in the campaign, with polls suggesting a tight race and nearly half of voters still undecided.

Spanish Publication Date: September 10, 2018 Source: La Vanguardia Country: Brazil

Precisamente la corrupción y la radicalización fueron las que impidieron que los candidatos líderes en los sondeos participaran en el debate: el socialista Lula debido a que fue inhabilitado por estar en prisión y haber sido condenado en segunda...

French Publication Date: September 7, 2018 Source: Dakarmidi Country: Senegal

Un débat présidentiel entre les candidats est le meilleur moyen de passer votre « entretien d’embauche ».

English Publication Date: July 28, 2018 Source: Los Angeles Times Country: United States

Typically, candidates trailing in the polls have more to gain by sparring with the leading candidate than the other way around, just as challengers need the exposure more than incumbents. 

English Publication Date: July 27, 2018 Source: Los Angeles Time Country: United States

A perennial candidate for mayor of Key West took a phone call from God during a recent debate.

English Publication Date: July 24, 2018 Source: Los Angeles Times Country: United States

The candidates for California governor are debating — about how many times to debate.

Spanish Publication Date: June 20, 2018 Source: Reporte Indigo Country: México

El organismo empresarial, que organiza los llamados debates ciudadanos, informó que la convocatoria no fue atendida por todos los candidatos