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Socialist 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?

SP>SP  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Chile raise taxes on the rich?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseLess


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

SP>SP  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?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo, it should be raised

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Chile increase or decrease military spending?

SP>SP  Public statementsDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes, but only in places where crime rates are high

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

SP>SP  Public statementsHelp

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

SP>SP  Public statementsIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Chile maintain a presence at the United Nations?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseDecrease, but only on food and medicine

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseIncrease

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseFewer

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

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?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize Chilean farmers?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

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?

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Chile increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Chilean flag?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

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)?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo