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Sergio Fajardo’s Policies

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


the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Sergio Fajardo 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?

  Sergio Fajardo 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?

  Sergio Fajardo 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?

  Sergio Fajardo 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?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseLess

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, but by drastically reducing the benefits and salaries of government officials

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, and more police should be added to high crime areas

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize Colombian farmers?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, but only for organic farms

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, and reduce their salaries and retirement benefits

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseDecrease, but only on food and medicine

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Colombia increase or decrease military spending?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseDecrease

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Sergio Fajardo 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?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Sergio Fajardo 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?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo, funding should come from their members

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo, 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?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Sergio Fajardo 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?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Colombia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseLower

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Sergio Fajardo 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?

  Sergio Fajardo 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)?

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  Sergio Fajardo voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete