This Sunday, Javier Milei and Sergio Massa will participate in the third presidential debate 2023 before facing each other in the November 19 runoff. The event will start at 9pm and will take place at the UBA Law Faculty, where the second debate on October 8 was also held.
This It will be the last instance before the runoff where the candidate for president of Unión por la Patria and that of La Libertad Avanza meet face to face before facing each other at the polls to define who will govern the country for the next 4 years. The runoff will take place after none of the candidates for the Casa Rosada achieved the minimum percentage of votes established by law to be the winner in the elections. general elections of October 22.
In Infobae streaming you will be able to see exclusive live coverage from 8pm in the run-up to the debate, with the analysis of María Laura Santillán, Carlos Maslatón, Eugenia Mitchelstein and Diego Iglesias, and you will be able to follow minute by minute of the crossing between Javier Milei and Sergio Massa. to follow minute by minute.
The topics of the presidential debates are chosen by the National Electoral Chamber“with advice from academic and civil society organizations committed to promoting democratic values,” according to Law 27337. themes will have a duration of 12 minutes each, they will be divided into two blocks and there will be 6 in total:
- Argentina’s relations with the world
- Education and health
- Production and Work
- Security and Human Rights
- Democratic coexistence
According to the draw carried out, the candidate of La Libertad Avanza will be located at the lectern on the left side from the view of the audience, and that of Unión por la Patria will be located on the right. While, the Minister of Economy will be the first to speakas it will open the presentation block, and you will have one minute to address the audience.
According to the regulations published by the National Electoral Chamber (CNE), the structure of this presidential debate will include the opening, where each candidate will have one minute to introduce themselves. Then the first three thematic axes: Economy (which will begin with Javier Milei’s exhibition), Argentina’s relations with the world (which Sergio Massa will begin), and Education and Health (where Milei will begin again).
After a 12 minute breakit will start block 2 with the 3 remaining thematic axes: Production and Work (which Massa will start), Security and Human Rights (which Milei will start), and Human Rights and Democratic Coexistence.
It should be noted that, during the presentation of the thematic axes, Each candidate will have 6 minutes that they can manage as they wish.. This format will allow you to answer statements or ask each other questions without the need for the right to reply (which there will not be in this debate), so it will provide greater dynamism than previous presidential debates. According to the regulations, moderators will only intervene here when a candidate speaks for more than two minutes.
A 10-minute break will follow and then the closing will take place, where each candidate will have 2 minutes to answer the question “Why do you want to be president?”.
Los journalists who will moderate the third debate will be Luciana Geuna (Canal 13), Pablo Vigna (Public TV), which will be in block 1 (opening and the first 3 thematic axes) Y Erica Fontana (Telefe) and Antonio Laje (America), who will be in charge during block 2 (thematic axes) and block 3 (closing).
According to the regulations, the role of moderators is essential to comply with the rules, maintain a cordial atmosphere in the program and intervene if necessary agreed. On the other hand, it establishes that journalists must address the candidates by name and surname, remember the rules of the “2023 Second Round Debate,” introduce the thematic sections, announce who has the right to speak, and ensure due compliance with the rules. rules of respect between candidates.
The candidates will be located in the Assembly Hall of the Faculty of Law of the UBA, located on the Figueroa Alcorta Avenue 2263. It is one of the 13 faculties that make up the UBA. There, the courses of Law, Public Translator, Public Calligrapher and Higher Teaching of Legal Sciences are taught, as well as various postgraduate courses.
“On September 4, in the Council Chamber, Ricardo Gelpi, rector of the University of Buenos Aires, Alberto R. Dalla Via, president of the Electoral Chamber and dean Leandro Vergara signed andThe collaboration agreement that establishes the Faculty as the venue for the second Presidential Debate 2023″said the official statement from the House of Studies that announced the venue for the debate on October 8, and added: “In the case of an eventual second round, the debate between the candidates will take place on November 12”.
The production will have nine cameras, two for the moderators and seven exclusive for the candidates for the realization of short, medium and general shots. Each camera will have a light so you can identify which one will be active. The camera shots will be aimed at focusing the audience’s attention on the candidates’ presentation on a thematic axis.
The two candidates will meet face to face to maintain equanimity. During the presentation of the candidates and at the close of the debate, the candidates will make presentations without any interruption from the other candidate. In these specific instances the shots will be short and only the candidate who is speaking will be seen.
According to the information released by the CNE, the rating of the first presidential debate was 42 points, and had 2,100,000 views in the transmission of the main media on YouTube. On the other hand, the second debate held on October 8 reached 36 rating points and 1,900,000 views on YouTube.
According to the regulations issued by the National Electoral Chamber, electoral debates constitute an instance within the electoral schedule. so that “citizens have access at the same time and in the same place to the proposals of those running for the presidency.” of the Nation in a framework of equality.”
On the other hand, the importance of the third presidential debate that will be held before the 2023 runoff is emphasized: “This instance of the electoral process becomes more relevant in the case of the second electoral round, since by its very nature it collaborates so that citizens can delve deeper into the proposals of the two candidates and thus have more information to exercise your right to informed voting”.
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