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Benoît Hamon’s Policies



the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Benoît Hamon voterbasePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should France withdraw from the European Union?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

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?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should France raise taxes on the rich?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the French language?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the French flag?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

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?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

National Security  ›  Terrorism Surveillance

Should the government arrest all people who are under surveillance for suspected terrorism (S-files)?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, only if there is undeniable evidence they are planning an attack

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseLess, and provide more government funding

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into France?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, and make it a living wage

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, this would give too much political power to a small number of representatives

Domestic Policy  ›  Foreigner Mosque Funding

Should foreigners be banned from funding mosques in France?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should France raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseRaise

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should France assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, they should be captured and given a fair trial

Foreign Policy  ›  Russia

Should France maintain diplomatic relations with Russia?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Assisted Reproductive Technology

Should assisted reproductive technology be allowed for lesbian couples?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Solidarity Tax

Should the solidarity tax on wealth be abolished?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

the Environment  ›  Alternate Circulation

Should the government implement alternate circulation during a sharp pollution increase?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, and also increase government funding of public transportation, clean energy, and clean automobiles

Domestic Policy  ›  Civil Service

Should the current number of civil servants be increased or decreased?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, for most but not all drugs

the Economy  ›  Universal Wage

Should France implement a universal wage?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Colonization of Algeria

Was France’s colonization of Algeria a crime against humanity?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Kurd

Should France support the Kurds in establishing their own territory?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should France remain in NATO?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseFewer

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

National Security  ›  De-radicalization Center

Should people under surveillance (S-Files) be sent to de-radicalization centers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseIncrease

National Security  ›  Syria Travel Ban

Should French citizens who have traveled to Syria be put in jail?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the EU subsidize farmers?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Domestic Policy  ›  Article 49.3

Should article 49.3 be removed from the Constitution?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should France accept refugees from Syria?

  Benoît Hamon 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?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should France increase or decrease military spending?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseDecrease

National Security  ›  Stationary Security Missions

Should stationary security missions be overseen by private companies so police can concentrate on other tasks?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseIncrease

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Solidarity Offence

Should the solidarity offence be decriminalized?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, spend that money on improving infrastructure and the community to attract companies

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

the Economy  ›  Work Law

Should the Work Law be repealed?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

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

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport

Should the government stop construction on the Notre-Dame-des-Landes’ airport?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseHelp

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Support Against ISIS

Should France support the Syrian governments military offensive against ISIS?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

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

National Security  ›  Le Touquet Accord

Should the government renegotiate the Le Touquet accord?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Benoît Hamon 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)?

  Benoît Hamon voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet