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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

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

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

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


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the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Catalonia Independence

Should Catalonia become an independent state?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Lifetime Salaries for Politicians

Should lifetime salaries for politicians be eliminated?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseLess, and provide more government funding

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Party’s support baseNo, but tuition costs should decrease based on family income

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Spain withdraw from the European Union?

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

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

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

Social  ›  Animal Rights

Should the government ban cultural ceremonies that involve the killing of animals for entertainment?

  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should do more to protect the treatment of animals

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

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?

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

Immigration  ›  Ceuta and Melilla Border

Should the government secure the border of Ceuta and Melilla?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Citizenship

Should all immigrants living in Spain be granted citizenship?

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Judicial Investigations

Should judges be allowed to create political investigations?

  Party’s support baseYes, recent investigations have led to important corruption cases

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  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?

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of parliament?

  Public statementsYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Spain accept refugees from Syria?

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

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseNo, funding should come from their members

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Public statementsYes, for most but not all drugs

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

  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?

  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Spanish flag?

  Party’s support baseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

Immigration  ›  North African Territories

Should African migrants be deported from the North African territories?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after living in the country for 10 years

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Spain assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

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

Social  ›  Muslim Business

Should the government limit the number of Muslim businesses that can operate in the town center?

  Public statementsYes, there are too many muslim businesses in the town center

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo, we should build more prisons

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

the Environment  ›  Canary Island Oil Exploration

Should the government allow oil exploration off of the Canary Islands?

  Public statementsYes