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A contrast of styles: New Zealand v US leaders' election debate

Guardian, 01 Oct 2020
New Zealand and the United States both had leaders' debates this week, and some political junkies noticed a distinct difference in tone. In New Zealand, where the Labour leader and incumbent prime minister Jacinda Ardern faced off against National leader Judith Collins, the pair exchanged compliments in a debate described by Collins as 'robust and a win for politics'. Meanwhile, in America, president Donald Trump's attacks on his Democratic rival Joe Biden turned highly person 

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• Jacinda Ardern admits cannabis use in heated New Zealand debate ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/30/jacinda-ardern-admits-cannabis-use-in-heated-new-zealand-debate

• Donald Trump ensures first presidential debate is national humiliation ► https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/30/trump-debate-national-humiliation-analysis

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