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Gustavo Petro’s 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?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Gustavo Petro voterbasePro-choice

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?

  Gustavo Petro 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?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseLess

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes, but by drastically reducing the benefits and salaries of government officials

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes, but only in places where crime rates are high

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize Colombian farmers?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes, and reduce their salaries and retirement benefits

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseDecrease, but only on food and medicine

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Colombia increase or decrease military spending?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseDecrease

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

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?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Gustavo Petro 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?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes, private companies should not be able to profit off of healthcare

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseHelp

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Colombia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseDecrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Colombian flag?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime

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?

  Gustavo Petro 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)?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn and speak Spanish?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Gustavo Petro voterbaseNo