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Germán Vargas Lleras’ Policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Colombian voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-life

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?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material


the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Colombia raise taxes on the rich?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseLess, and provide more government funding

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize Colombian farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Colombia increase or decrease military spending?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseDecrease

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

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?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Colombia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseLower

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Colombian flag?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  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?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

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)?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn and speak Spanish?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Germán Vargas Lleras voterbaseNo