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Liberal Party platform and policies

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

Topics

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

LP>LP  Party’s support basePro-choice

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseLess, and provide more government funding

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production


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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but with exceptions for those whose religious beliefs forbid use of vaccines

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

LP>LP  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

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?

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

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

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

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but allow people to use private insurance

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

LP>LP  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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but only after living in the country for 5 years

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseRaise

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Chile maintain a presence at the United Nations?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

LP>LP  Public statementsDecrease

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should Chile continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

LP>LP  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseIncrease

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseFewer

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

LP>LP  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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, unless they have committed a crime

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn and speak Spanish?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but only relative to the amount that other countries contribute

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

LP>LP  Public statementsNo

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)?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Decentralized Finance

Should the underlying technology of our financial system (credit, savings, investing, purchasing) transition from an institutionally owned industry to a decentralized protocol (similar to the internet) that is not owned by any corporation?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo