Debates Commission not hosting electoral debate this year

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    After some deliberation, the T&T Debates Commission says it will not be hosting an electoral debate ahead of the August 10th polls.

    It says it has held discussions with the T&T Publishers and Broadcasters Association which has decided it will work towards developing national debates in the country.

    However, it says there was not enough time to mobilize for this election due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The TTDC says despite success in hosting Local Government and THA election debates in the past decade, it has not been able to coordinate a Leaders’ Debate in the past two General Elections.

    It remains hopeful though that Leaders’ Debates will eventually become an integral part of our election landscape.