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

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English Publication Date: October 17, 2019 Source: The Gleaner Country: Jamaica

The Peoples National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed in principle to participate in up to three political debates to be organised and staged by the Jamaica Debates Commission ahead of the nation’s next General Elections...

English Publication Date: October 17, 2019 Source: Graphic Online Country: Ghana

A candidate in the upcoming Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential election, Mr George Afriyie, has opted out of the first ever live radio and television debate among the contestants at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Hall in Accra...

English Publication Date: October 17, 2019 Source: Graphic Country: Ghana

A candidate in the upcoming Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential election, Mr George Afriyie, has opted out of the first ever live radio and television debate among the contestants at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Hall in Accra...

English Publication Date: October 16, 2019 Source: Ghana Web Country: Ghana

The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association will, in partnership with three media organisations: Global Media Alliance, Multimedia Ghana Limited and Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, organise a live radio and television debate for...

English Publication Date: October 15, 2019 Source: Columbia Journalism Review Country: United States

In academic debate, there are two formats similar to what voters see on television. First is policy debate, which asks students to explain how they would implement a plan, by using specific arguments and facts. Second is public forum debate, in...

English Publication Date: October 14, 2019 Source: New Telegraph Country: Nigeria

Less than two months to the governorship election in Bayelsa State, Governor Seriake Dickson has called on the media and other relevant stakeholders to challenge all the governorship candidates to public debate.

English Publication Date: October 14, 2019 Source: The Post Millenial Country: Canada

If CBC journalists Barton, co-host of The National, and Tasker were aware of the lawsuit it would mean Barton co-moderated the leaders’ debate while not disclosing to the public she was suing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s party.

Spanish Publication Date: October 14, 2019 Source: La Vanguardia Country: Bolivia

El debate electoral entre candidatos a la Presidencia de Bolivia, al modo de un panel o foro y que sea transmitido por televisión, es algo de lo que casi no se tiene recuerdo puesto se sucedió hace 17 años, cuando el ahora jefe de Estado...

Spanish Publication Date: October 13, 2019 Source: AS Country: Argentina

Este debate presidencial se ha organizado a partir de cuatro ejes temáticos, divididos en dos bloques de exposición y un tercer bloque y último bloque de conclusiones. El formato fue acordado por cada partidos políticos.

Spanish Publication Date: October 13, 2019 Source: Clarín Country: Argentina

Los memes del debate presidencial no se hicieron esperar. La lentitud de Juan José Gómez Centurión, el minuto de silencio de Nicolás Del Caño, el "lamebotas de Trump" Mauricio Macri y muchos más fueron los focos para las bromas en las redes...