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

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English Publication Date: November 27, 2018 Source: This Day Country: Nigeria

The Buhari Campaign Council has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not evading debate but will only participate if he is convinced that the circumstances and rules for such debate are germane.

Spanish Publication Date: November 27, 2018 Source: La Prensa Gráfica Country: El Salvador

Los cuatro candidatos a la presidencia de la República ya confirmaron su participación en el II Gran Debate Presidencial 2019 que la Asociación  de Radiodifusores (ASDER) y la Asociación de Universidades Privadas de El Salvador (AUPRIDES)...

Spanish Publication Date: November 27, 2018 Source: La Prensa Gráfica Country: El Salvador

El productor del debate presidencial ASDER aseguró que el compromiso de participación de los candidatos es un paso importante en la democracia.

English Publication Date: November 27, 2018 Source: Blueprint Country: Nigeria

A pro-democracy group , the National Democratic Front has lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over its insistence that President Muhammadu Buhari must be available for presidential debate ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

Spanish Publication Date: November 26, 2018 Source: Público Country: Spain

El segundo debate electoral entre los candidatos y candidatas a la presidencia de la Junta dejó un sabor de boca bien diferente al primero. 

English Publication Date: November 26, 2018 Source: Naija News Country: Nigeria

Festus Keyamo, Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation’s spokesman has said Buhari’s campaign war room will be the ones to decide, collectively with the president, if he would be debating ahead of the 2019 presidential elections.

English Publication Date: November 25, 2018 Source: This Day Country: Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to a live one-on-one debate with its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on critical sectors ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

English Publication Date: November 25, 2018 Source: Vanguard Country: Nigeria

The presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Ambrose Owuru has expressed his readiness to debate with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the...

English Publication Date: November 23, 2018 Source: Punch Country: Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has yet to take a decision on whether he will take part or not in the presidential debate slated for January 19, 2019 by the Nigeria Election Debate Group.

English Publication Date: November 22, 2018 Source: Vanguard Country: Nigeria

As the 2019 election draws near the Nigerian Election Debate Group has said that All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo with the Peoples Democratic Party,...