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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Greece withdraw from the European Union?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

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

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Greece raise taxes on the rich?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes


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Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Greek flag?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseLess

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Greece remain in NATO?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

UoC>UoC  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?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

UoC>UoC  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?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Greek language?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Greece assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Greece accept refugees from Syria?

UoC>UoC  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?

UoC>UoC  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?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Greece continue to support Israel?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseHurt

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Greece abolish the inheritance tax?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?

UoC>UoC  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)?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Greece increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

UoC>UoC  Party’s support baseNo