He National Electoral Institute (INE) defined that the three presidential debates will be held on Sundays April 7, 28th of April and may 19 at 8:00 p.m. in the Mexico City.
In a General Council session, the councilors approved the basic rules for the celebration of debates between the candidates to the presidency of the Republicas well as the objective criteria for the selection of moderators, in which it was agreed to include a lock to prevent journalists with a sentence from signing for political violence based on gender moderate the debates.
The guidelines also require moderators to have experience in conducting news programs and ensure that the debate focuses on the candidates and their proposals, as well as avoiding accusations that negatively affect a single candidate.
The topics of the debates will be: security, economy and employment, fight corruption and transparency, health and education, poverty, environment, migration, foreign policy, attention to groups in vulnerable situations and politics and government.
The topics were chosen based on demoscopic studies made between the January 1 and the September 30, 2023 by Ipsos, Consulta Mitofsky, AZ2, Enkoll, México Choose and GEA-ISA.
Counselor Carla Humphrey, president of the Temporary Debates Commission, indicated that more topics could be added once the table of representatives of the presidential candidacies.
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In the 2018 election the presidential debates were held, in addition to Mexico City, in Tijuana, Baja California, and Mérida, Yucatán, however, in this election they will all be held in the capital, one of them at the INE headquarters, to reduce transportation costs for campaign teams, candidates, production staff and journalists.