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Jimmie Åkesson’s Policies



Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Swedish language?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Sweden withdraw from the European Union?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

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Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Sweden accept refugees from Syria?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Sweden raise taxes on the rich?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, but lower taxes for the poor

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbasePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

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?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, and more police should be added to high crime areas

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, and increase punishment for drug dealers

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  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?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseNo, and increase penalties for non-violent drug offenders

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a living wage

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseMore

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Sweden assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Sweden increase or decrease military spending?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

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 baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, we should build more prisons

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Sweden abolish the inheritance tax?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Sweden continue to support Israel?

  Party influenceYes, and increase funding in order to move our embassy to Jerusalem

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseDecrease

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Sweden increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Swedish flag?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  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?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, this would encourage drug use and lower funding for rehabilitation centers

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseMore, and deny benefits to immigrants

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Sweden raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseLower

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Jimmie Åkesson 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)?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but I would prefer to abolish the European Union

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Riksdag?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo, we already have term limits that are called “elections”

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseYes, but not in heavily populated areas

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

  Jimmie Åkesson voterbaseNo