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Haiti - FLASH : The Deputy Tardieu condemns the discriminatory and racist statements of the outgoing PM
"Although I am satisfied that Jack Guy Lafontant is no longer Prime Minister, I was surprised when he spoke of the people of Pétion-ville" declared Deputy Tardieu adding "When I analyze his statements, I even see a racist connotation and I quickly hope he explains to Pétion-ville what he meant [...]
At the highest level of the state we believe that leaders should have an inclusion speech and not a speech of exclusions. The speech that we must make is a speech that should advocate unity, solidarity is not a speech that advocates ying-yang.
I take this opportunity to say to Jack Lafontant, that he made a big mistake [in his statement], it is as if he considered that there were several categories of Haitians. The Haitians everywhere are the same, in Pétion-ville the Haitians live the same situation as the Haitians of other communes, there are problems of electricity, water, schools, expensive life [...]
[...] we must forget these old reflexes to begin to develop a positive, modern discourse that brings together Haitians and not a discourse that puts Haitians in front of each other.
As a Member of Parliament for Pétion Ville, I strongly condemn the statements of Prime Minister Lafontant who believes that the inhabitants of Pétion-Ville or Kenskoff should not run Haiti. This discriminatory, racist statement is unacceptable !"
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