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

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English Publication Date: April 16, 2019 Source: The Daily Beast Country: United States

Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA), whose presidential campaign has been built on prioritizing climate change above all issues, is calling on the Democratic National Committee to host a presidential candidate debate solely on that one topic.

English Publication Date: April 16, 2019 Source: Yakima Herald Country: United States

What better proving ground is there for Democratic hopefuls than to debate the issues deep in the heart of one of the reddest sectors of the state? It would be a great prep for the eventual nominee, heading into what figures to be a bruising...

Spanish Publication Date: April 15, 2019 Source: Antena 3 Noticias Country: Ukraine

El comediante ucraniano Vladímir Zelenski, favorito de los sondeos de cara a las elecciones del 21 de abril, rechazó batirse en un debate con el actual presidente del país, Petró Poroshenko, ante posibles "provocaciones" del mandatario.

English Publication Date: April 15, 2019 Source: San Francisco Chronicle Country: United States

Washington state Democrats are making a push for the third presidential primary debate to be held in Seattle. The state party announced Monday that it is asking Washingtonians to sign a public petition to the Democratic National Committee.

English Publication Date: April 15, 2019 Source: Crosscut Country: United States

Washington state has never been much of a hotspot for presidential politics. The reliably blue state has never hosted a Democratic presidential primary debate; it doesn’t appear Republicans have ever held a debate here, either. Local officials —...

French Publication Date: April 15, 2019 Source: RFI Country: Mali

Pour justifier leur démarche inédite, des députés du Rassemblement pour le Mali (RPM), parti au pouvoir, se sont exprimés dans la presse. En évoquant notamment « l’échec de la politique gouvernementale en matière de sécurité ». « Rien ne va au...

French Publication Date: April 14, 2019 Source: Radio Canada Country: Ukraine

Une scène avec deux pupitres portant le nom de chacun des candidats avait été installée en prévision du débat dans le centre de presse du stade olympique de Kiev, le plus grand du pays.

English Publication Date: April 14, 2019 Source: New York Times Country: Ukraine

The Ukrainian presidential race took a surreal turn on Sunday when what was supposed to be a debate between the two candidates featured President Petro O. Poroshenko discussing Ukraine’s future with an empty lectern bearing the name of his rival...

English Publication Date: April 14, 2019 Source: DW Country: Ukraine

Leading Ukrainian presidential candidate and actor Volodymyr Zelensky failed to show up to a debate with the incumbent candidate, President Petro Poroshenko (pictured above), on Sunday.

English Publication Date: April 13, 2019 Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Country: Ukraine

The stadium has confirmed it has received requests to hold debates on both April 14 and April 19, leaving open the possibility that each candidate will show up on his preferred date and speak to supporters alone.