2016 Democratic Party Presidential Debates

Democratic Presidential Debates, Schedule and Viewing Parties


The 3rd debate is on deck, energy is high... and we'll be hosting viewing parties to watch debate replays in Basel, Geneva, and Zurich.

Date: December 19, 2015
Location: Manchester, NH
Time: 8 pm in New Hampshire, U.S.A. (2 am the following morning, December 20th in Switzerland)
Sponsors: ABC News, New Hampshire Democratic Party, WMUR-TV, The Union-Leader

Attend a viewing party to watch the debate replay with fellow Swiss Democrats on Sunday December 20th in Basel or Zurich, and meet us at Mr Pickwick Pub on Tuesday December 22nd in Geneva.

Use the official #DemDebate hashtag when discussing the debate on Social Media.

Democrat living abroad and watching the debate?
Join the global conversation using #DemsAbroad / #DemDebate 
and Democrats Abroad will RT all the best tweets.

Upcoming Debates


Date: January 17, 2016
Location: Charleston, SC
Sponsors: NBC News, Congressional Black Caucus Institute, South Carolina Democratic Party


Date: February 11, 2016
Location: Wisconsin
Sponsors: PBS, Wisconsin Democratic Party


Date: March 9, 2016
Location: Miami, FL
Sponsors: Univision, The Washington Post, Florida Democratic Party 

Past Debates


Airing in Switzerland October 14 at 2:30am, CNN International will broadcast the debate live. It will also be streamed for free on

Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 8:30pm ET
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada; Wynn Las Vegas
Sponsors: CNN, Nevada Democratic Party, Facebook
Moderator: Anderson Cooper

Watch a replay of the first debate ➔


Airing in Switzerland November 15 at 3am, CBS News is making the debate viewable live online.

Watch a replay of the second debate ➔

Date: November 14, 2015
Time: 9pm ET
Location: Des Moines, IA; Drake University
Sponsors: CBS News, Twitter, Iowa Democratic Party, KCCI, Des Moines Register
Moderator: John Dickerson


Schedule reproduced from "2016 Primary Debate Schedule,", November 16, 2015. 

Thanksgiving in Geneva

This year, members and friends of Democrats Abroad Switzerland got together to celebrate Thanksgiving with our first Turkey Day Potluck dinner, at a private residence in Geneva. Along with the turkey, we dined on the side dishes and desserts brought by guests, representing special family traditions. 

Let's hope this is the beginning of our own Swiss Thanksgiving tradition.

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Switzerland

Arosa, Graubünden, Switzerland
Mountain in Arosa, Graubünden, Switzerland by W. Bulach licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Democrats Abroad Switzerland is the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in Switzerland.

We strive to help Americans connect with fellow citizens living across the 26 Cantons of the Swiss Federation and remain active in U.S. politics. Living in a unique nation of expats in which resident foreigners comprise 23% of the population, DA Switzerland provides a vital social and political link for American citizens staying for a short period as well as those here for the long term.

Our mission is to deliver critical votes for Democrats in U.S. federal elections as well as serving as unofficial U.S. ambassadors, communicating global perspectives to Washington D.C., to our hometowns, and our local Swiss communities.

Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events – we have events planned throughout the year and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you haven't already, join Democrats Abroad! If you're already a member, please consider signing up as a volunteer.

Feel free to reach out to us via email! You can find the email addresses for national leaders in this post; chapter leaders can be found on the Basel, Suisse Romande, and Zurich pages. Information about our teams and organizational structure can be found in this post.

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