United States:
English Country: United States Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

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. 

Spanish Country: Chile Category: Candidate Agreements and Pledges Category: Camera Layout Diagrams
English Country: Hungary Category: Debate Laws and Regulations

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

Costa Rica:
English Country: Costa Rica Category: Research

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

English Country: Serbia Category: Organizing Guides

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

English Country: Canada Category: Debate Laws and Regulations

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

English Country: Uganda Category: Research

Meet the Candidates: Field Experimental Evidence on Learning from Politician Debates in Uganda

New Zealand:
English Country: New Zealand Category: Pro-Debate Editorials

So the debates are seen as a highlight of the campaign, allowing the voting public to see our potential prime ministers up close and unedited, rather than cut down to five-second sound bites (that's what the average is now) or even shorter and mor

New Zealand:
English Country: New Zealand Category: Research

During every election campaign, the leaders of political parties go toe-to-toe in a series debates. Often, they get to fire off a few zingers at each other. But the debates don't seem to have much impact on voting.

United States:
English Country: United States Category: Research

In a pair of studies, researchers at the University of Missouri’s Political Communication Institute (PCI) found that issue-based tweeting was directly related to acquiring greater knowledge. Additionally, social watching actually helps viewers sol