There is no fundamental reason why television leaders' debates should not now be an utterly normal feature of elections and referendums going forward.
And with Prime Minister’s Questions a weekly shouting match where answers bear little relation to the issue supposedly being considered, I fully support the independent leader’s debate commission being proposed by Sky News anchor Adam Boulton to e
An independent body should be set up to run television general election debates, Sky News has urged, amid fears that broadcasters could be cut out of the process entirely in the event of a snap post-Brexit vote.
Now more than ever, debates provide voters a critical window to see the candidates discussing the most critical issues in a high-pressure situation. In today’s world of carefully crafted press releases and public appearances, the authenticity of d
Typically, candidates trailing in the polls have more to gain by sparring with the leading candidate than the other way around, just as challengers need the exposure more than incumbents.
On Tuesday, Socialist MP Bertalan Tóth and independent MP Tímea Szabó (who is a candidate on the joint MSZP – Párbeszéd list for the 8th April election) proposed an amendment to the election law that would require the sitting Hungarian prime minis
The main television networks in the country have established the day and time of their debates, which will be held in the hours of the largest television audience to reach the largest number of viewers
This Guide aims to (1) promote debates as the highest-quality component of election broadcasting; and (2) provide basic information about organizing a televised debate, drawing on both global and Serbian experiences, and identify all the key aspec
A House of Commons committee will begin to study the creation of an independent commission or commissioner to oversee leaders debates during federal election campaigns. For more information, visit