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

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English Publication Date: January 20, 2020 Source: TVO Country: Canada

There was considerable frustration in the room that the moderators hadn’t been able to more forcefully urge the leaders to answer the questions so that they wouldn’t be able just to trot out their heavily practised one-liners. We all seemed to...

Spanish Publication Date: January 20, 2020 Source: Acento Country: Dominican Republic

Participación Ciudadana, capítulo dominicano de Transparencia Internacional, manifestó su apoyo a los debates electorales que organiza la Asociación Nacional de Jóvenes Empresarios (ANJE), reconociendo su importancia al permitir a la ciudadanía...

English Publication Date: January 18, 2020 Source: South Coast Today Country: United States

The only thing better about the latest presidential debate was having fewer people on the stage. Other than that, the evening was, for the most part, a rehash of the candidates’ previously stated positions, an upright tweet-fest. It is time to re...

English Publication Date: January 17, 2020 Source: WCBI Country: United States

Presidential hopefuls seeking to take part in the debate will be able to qualify by meeting a “Delegate Threshold.” To do so, they must have been allocated at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention based on the results...

English Publication Date: January 16, 2020 Source: Winnipeg Free Press Country: Canada
Spanish Publication Date: January 15, 2020 Source: La Razón Country: Bolivia

Hacemos un breve repaso de los argumentos expuestos por el MAS en los últimos meses para no tener el debate electoral como un hecho fundamental del quehacer democrático.

Spanish Publication Date: January 13, 2020 Source: El Deber Country: Bolivia

El debate entre candidatos es uno de los temas pendientes y que el nuevo Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) pretende impulsar para que los postulantes al sillón presidencial puedan exponer sus programas de trabajo de forma conjunta ante la...

English Publication Date: January 12, 2020 Source: Voice of America Country: Uzbekistan

Even so, the cynicism among the voters found expression in ways that, in themselves, suggested just how much has changed in Uzbekistan. For decades, the Uzbek media have been tightly controlled and a reliable mouthpiece of the state. But private...

Spanish Publication Date: January 12, 2020 Source: Página Siete Country: Bolivia

Los tres grupos más grandes de comunicación del país decidieron unir sus fuerzas para organizar el gran Debate Presidencial Elecciones Bolivia 2020 con miras a la elección nacional del 3 de mayo próximo.

English Publication Date: January 12, 2020 Source: Manila Bulletin Country: Philippines

Due to the successful conduct of the debates, then Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said they want to make the debates a regular thing during elections.