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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

TR>TR  Party’s support basePro-choice

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Greece raise taxes on the rich?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Greece withdraw from the European Union?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Greek flag?

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

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Greece remain in NATO?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

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

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

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?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

TR>TR  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?

TR>TR  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?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Greek language?

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Greece abolish the inheritance tax?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Greece assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseMore

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Greece increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

TR>TR  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)?

TR>TR  Party’s support baseNo