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

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English Publication Date: June 21, 2019 Source: The Washington Post Country: United States

So when the Democratic National Committee announced last month that for the first time ever, it would require that women have a seat at the moderator’s table in each debate, it was a start. Women are consistently a solid majority of voters....

English Publication Date: June 21, 2019 Source: The Washington Post Country: United States

The lead-up to the first Democratic debates of the 2020 election cycle has been defined mostly by consternation over which candidates would be allowed to stand at the lecterns, and on which nights. But just as important is who will get to sit...

Spanish Publication Date: June 21, 2019 Source: Info Platense Country: Argentina

En caso de incumplir con la obligatoriedad de presentarse a los debates, el Código Electoral Nacional (ley N° 19.945) dispone como sanción el no otorgamiento de espacios de publicidad audiovisual.

Spanish Publication Date: June 21, 2019 Source: Análisis Digital Country: Argentina

La Asociación de Defensores del Pueblo de la República Argentina (Adpra) elevó una nota al presidente de la Cámara Nacional Electoral, Santiago Corcuera, en la que solicitaron la incorporación en el debate presidencial de octubre la necesidad de...

English Publication Date: June 10, 2019 Source: Reuters Country: Turkey

The televised debate, which Imamoglu had proposed prior to the March 31 vote, would be the first of its kind in Turkey at any political level since the early 2000s, when Erdogan’s AKP came to power.

English Publication Date: June 10, 2019 Source: The Hurriyet Daily News Country: Turkey

The announcement was made on June 10 by Mahir Ünal and Engin Altay, the respective deputy leaders of the AKP and CHP. The two men said they agreed on a six-article protocol for the live debate after two party leaders also provided their consent...

English Publication Date: June 10, 2019 Source: Mediaite Country: United States

The debates are two hours each on the 27th and 28th, involving a different set of 10 candidates.

English Publication Date: June 10, 2019 Source: The Washington Post Country: United States

Admit the reality that having 10 people in an hour-long or even two-hour-long debate is like speed dating for a president more than a thoughtful discussion of issues. Limit the number of participants in any debate to four, and agree that the four...

English Publication Date: June 9, 2019 Source: Tampa Bay Times Country: United States

Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez defended the party’s decision not to hold a presidential primary debate solely focused on climate change when confronted Saturday by Florida activists demanding one.

English Publication Date: June 8, 2019 Source: New Bloom Country: Taiwan

As such, what emerged from the debate was primarily the fact that neither Lai nor Tsai’s political platforms substantially differ, it simply is that both are supported by different demographics and factions within the pan-Green camp.