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Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should France withdraw from the European Union?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes


Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should France raise taxes on the rich?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the French language?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseNo, and I believe a mother and father family structure is best for the child

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseNo, allow civil unions but don’t call it marriage

National Security  ›  Terrorism Surveillance

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the French flag?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, and it should be illegal to burn any nation’s flag

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?

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseMore

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Foreigner Mosque Funding

Should foreigners be banned from funding mosques in France?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Russia

Should France maintain diplomatic relations with Russia?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Assisted Reproductive Technology

Should assisted reproductive technology be allowed for lesbian couples?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should France assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, but only if there is undeniable evidence they are planning to attack our country

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should France raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  François Fillon voterbaseLower

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should do more to protect the treatment of animals

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Wage

Should France implement a universal wage?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Colonization of Algeria

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Solidarity Tax

Should the solidarity tax on wealth be abolished?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, but only by court order

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should France provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Party’s support baseNo, Saudi Arabia is a false ally terrorist state and we should immediately cut ties with them

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseMore

Domestic Policy  ›  Civil Service

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

  François Fillon voterbaseDecreased

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the EU subsidize farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should France remain in NATO?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should France increase or decrease military spending?

  François Fillon voterbaseIncrease

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

National Security  ›  De-radicalization Center

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Kurd

Should France support the Kurds in establishing their own territory?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should France accept refugees from Syria?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

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?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo, this would encourage drug use and lower funding for rehabilitation centers

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Domestic Policy  ›  Article 49.3

Should article 49.3 be removed from the Constitution?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should France conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Party’s support baseNo, North Korea is not an immediate threat to our country

National Security  ›  Stationary Security Missions

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Work Law

Should the Work Law be repealed?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Solidarity Offence

Should the solidarity offence be decriminalized?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  François Fillon voterbaseHurt

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  François Fillon voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit?

  Party’s support baseNo, this will prevent Britain from signing trade deals on its own

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Support Against ISIS

Should France support the Syrian governments military offensive against ISIS?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseYes, our country has been on the losing side of trade deals for too long

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Transportation  ›  Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

National Security  ›  Emergency State

Should Emergency State measures be included in the French Constitution?

  François Fillon voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

National Security  ›  Le Touquet Accord

Should the government renegotiate the Le Touquet accord?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

  Party’s support baseNo, I support free trade but do not support this agreement

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo, classify it as a commodity

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes, and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  François Fillon voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  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)?

  Party’s support baseNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Party’s support baseNo, this impedes technological progress due to competition being stifled