Originally Posted by M.C.A.
Good advice and if caught protesting .......
Always best plan is to stay out of local politics when in a foreign country. If a local brings it up, quickly change the topic of the conservation.
Just don't change it to religion, that is just about as dangerous.
You can ask straight factual questions, which party is on the left and which is on the right? What are the main planks of their platform etc. but never show support for one side or the other, even if the local agrees with your point of view because other locals may overhear and disagree with you.
My stock answer is that is a local matter for locals to decide.