Clinton, Sanders agree to debate in Brooklyn

Washington, April 5 (IANS) Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton and her opponent, self-styled socialist Bernie Sanders have agreed to debate in Brooklyn on April 14 ahead of the April 19 New York primaries.

The debate will be hosted by TV channels CNN and NY1. It will be held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 9.00 p.m.

The announcement came on Monday, a week after back-and-forth between the Clinton and Sanders campaigns as they tried to negotiate a day and time for a debate in New York.

Over the weekend, the Clinton campaign accused the Sanders campaign of playing “games” over the debate schedule and for rejecting three possible dates that they had offered, including April 14.

“Brooklyn. April 14. It’s on.” Clinton national press secretary Brian Fallon tweeted on Monday night.

In January, the Clinton and Sanders campaigns agreed to add four more debates into the schedule, after criticism from many in the Democratic Party, including Sanders, that there were too few debates.

The two candidates have not sparred on-stage since the Univision-Washington Post debate on March 9.

So far, Clinton is leading the Democratic Party race with 1,742 votes against Sanders. He has gained 1,051 votes. Clinton still needs about 600 more votes to win the party nomination, according to a report by CNN.

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