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Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

ND>ND  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Greece withdraw from the European Union?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo


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Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseMore

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes, but allow people to use private insurance

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Greece remain in NATO?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Greece increase or decrease military spending?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseIncrease

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Greek flag?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Greek language?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes, this is necessary to reduce the drug overdose death rate

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Greece abolish the inheritance tax?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Greece assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo, capture, interrogate, and imprison them instead

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

Should the government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Greece accept refugees from Syria?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Greece be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Greece defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

ND>ND  Party’s support baseNo