VIDEO: Haiti - Depute Jerry Tardieu says former PM Jack Guy Lafontant is a racist

Although very satisfied that Jack Guy Lafontant is no longer the prime minister of Haiti, Petion-Ville depute Jerry Tardieu says he was very shocked to hear how the former prime minister spoke about the residents of Petionville and Kenscoff.

PHOTO: Jerry Tardieu - Depute de Petion-Ville
PHOTO: Jerry Tardieu - Depute de Petion-Ville

In his short speech in front of the Chamber of deputies, former prime minister Lafontant said his father who was a missionary told him that people from Petion-Ville and Kenscoff should be the ones to run this country. I am sure he meant they should not be the only ones.

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Depute Tardieu was not very happy about the prime minister's comments.

"The Declaration of the former prime minister is racist and I would hope that, very quickly, he explains to the people of Petion-Ville what he meant when he said that," Tardieu said.

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"I believe that, at the highest level of the state, a leader should have a speech of inclusion not a speech of exclusion," he added.

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