First Presidential debate will take place next Sunday 8 pm (Mexico Central Time)
Where to follow the debate on social networks?
Who will broadcast the debate live?
Televisa will broadcast the debates on channel 2.1 “Las Estrellas TV”;
Azteca Television for Azteca 1;
Cadena Tres for Imagen TV and Excélsior TV;
Channel of the Congress;
General Directorate of Educational Television;
Public Broadcasting System of the Mexican State.
It also approved the list of radio stations and television channels of public use concessionaires, which are 787 in total, and of the private parties obliged to broadcast the presidential debates.
Additionally, and in terms of the provisions of article 218 of the General Law on Electoral Institutions and Procedures and 68 of the Radio and TV Regulation on Electoral Matters, it is established that the concessionaires that transmit the debates will be exempt from the transmission of the approved by this institute during the time that the debates are transmitted.
Likewise, the radio and television signals generated for the debates may be used live and free of charge by the radio broadcasting concessionaires, as well as by other telecommunications concessionaires.
On the INE page, the communicators were assigned as moderators of the First Presidential Debate :
Azucena Uresti Mireles
Denise Maerker Salmon
Sergio Sarmiento Fernández de Lara
In the first presidential debate the topics of Public Safety and Violence, Fight against Corruption, Impunity, Democracy, Pluralism and Groups in Vulnerability Situation will be discussed, which will be divided into three segments.
Blocks of debate:
Segment 1: Interaction between moderators and candidates through questions.
Segment 2: Block of discussion between the and the candidates.
How will the candidates be handled in the two blocks?
Each candidature will have two replicas or counter replies of 30 seconds each, which can be used at the end of any of the interventions of the other candidates in block 1.
In block 1, each block will start with a common question for all candidates with a specific content that sets out each subtopic, made by a moderator for up to 30 seconds.
After this and for a time of three minutes per application (2 and a half minutes of effective time per application and 30 seconds as reference time for the moderator).
In block 2, candidates will confront each other to contrast their platforms.
The candidatures will be divided into one candidate and three opposing candidates.
A moderator will plant the specific topic for up to 30 seconds, one candidate will make a positioning and the other candidates will refute the argument.
The order of participation of the candidate, the candidates and the people who will act as moderators will be different in each block, in such a way that the moderators interact with all the contestants and each candidate participates as a speaker in a segment of the debate.
The duration of the first debate will be 01:54:00 (one hour with fifty-four minutes, or 114 minutes), which will comply with the agreement of the specific criteria approved by the General Council, which establishes that the duration for the three presidential debates it will be between 90 and 120 minutes per debate.