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

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English Publication Date: October 9, 2019 Source: Reuters Country: Tunisia

The release means a televised debate can now take place between Saied and Karoui, who missed Tunisia’s first ever such event between the 26 candidates who ran in the initial round of the election.

English Publication Date: October 8, 2019 Source: CTV News Country: Canada

The viewership for Monday's leaders' debate was far higher than contests in the last election, despite complaints that the format favoured conflict over substance.

English Publication Date: October 8, 2019 Source: BBC News Country: Canada

For the first time, all Canada's main party leaders were on stage together, in what is likely to have been the most watched TV debate in this federal election campaign.

English Publication Date: October 8, 2019 Source: The Washington Post Country: Canada

The formats and medium of modern leaders’ debates tend to encourage shallowness and repetition. The goal of the debater isn’t to “win” by advancing the better argument, but rather to repeat slogans and fire off one-liners that will get picked up...

English Publication Date: October 8, 2019 Source: Middle East Eye Country: Tunisia

Jailed Nabil Karoui's ongoing silence is deafening the electoral debate. He must be allowed to address the Tunisian people

English Publication Date: October 7, 2019 Source: The Post Millennial Country: Canada

True North reporter Andrew Lawton is taking the federal government to court for its decision to deny him media accreditation for the English language federal leaders’ debate on Monday.

English Publication Date: October 7, 2019 Source: Regina Leader Post Country: Canada

Two right-wing media organizations have won a legal battle to obtain accreditation for their representatives to cover tonight’s election debate.

English Publication Date: October 7, 2019 Source: The Guardian Country: Canada

On a crowded stage where debate often devolved into a cacophony of crosstalk, Canada’s federal leaders – including a fringe far-right candidate – have sought to sway voters before the country’s election.

English Publication Date: October 7, 2019 Source: The Post Millennial Country: Canada

Huffington Post Canada’s Ottawa bureau chief and upcoming election debate moderator Althia Raj dined with Justin Trudeau’s best friend and disgraced former principal secretary Gerald Butts Sunday evening, a week before the official leaders’...

English Publication Date: October 5, 2019 Source: Halifax Today Country: Canada

The debates will be moderated by members from nine different media outlets that make up the Canadian Debate Production Partnership.