Now that both Mauricio Macri (Cambiemos) and Daniel Scioli (FpV) have accepted to clash on live television before the November 22 runoff, it looks like we will have not one but two presidential debates before the historic second round: one on November 11 and the other on November 15.
The first debate will take place on Wednesday, November 11, will be organized and broadcast by TN (Grupo Clarín’s network) and hosted by journalists Edgardo Alfano and Marcelo Bonelli.
According to La Nación, the debate will be prerecorded in the afternoon and broadcast on prime time that evening. Campaign sources told the newspaper that Macri has already confirmed he would attend while Scioli’s team asked for “some time” to analyze the proposal. However, the Kirchnerite candidate said today in a radio interview that he’s willing to debate his opponent “as many times as necessary.”
The first encounter between the two presidential candidates is expected to be divided into four segments and have a running time of 90 minutes.
The second debate will take place four days later and seven days before the runoff, on Sunday, November 15, and will be organized by the NGO Argentina Debate.
— Argentina Debate (@argdebate) October 26, 2015
Macri and Scioli will meet that day at the auditorium of the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires (the same location in which the first debate earlier this month took place.)
So now that you’ve got all the details, go stock up on popcorn and beer and save the date. This is going to be fun.
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