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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Greece raise taxes on the rich?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support basePro-choice

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo


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Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Greece withdraw from the European Union?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, and more police should be added to high crime areas

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, and I believe a mother and father family structure is best for the child

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Greek flag?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, and it should be illegal to burn any nation’s flag

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseLess, and provide more government funding

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Greece remain in NATO?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Greece accept refugees from Syria?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

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?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Greece?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

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?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Greece increase or decrease military spending?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseIncrease

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Greek language?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but only for those who do not pursue further education or employment

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, we should pass tougher drug laws

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Greece abolish the inheritance tax?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Greece continue to support Israel?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should Greek citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

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?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Greece, have the right to vote?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but only after living in the country for 5 years

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should Greece increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but only for international travel

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Greece assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, they should be captured and given a fair trial

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, but more priority should be given to food safety and environmental protection

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

PSM>PSM  Party’s support baseYes

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)?

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