The effective integration of the Diaspora is an essential workhorse of the EN AVANT movement. This integration of our diaspora is first of all justified by its substantial contribution to the national economy (2.5 billion dollars each year). But, there are so many other factors that justify a merciless fight for the effective integration of Haitians living abroad. Among the battles to be waged, let us note the right to vote abroad, Pluri-nationality, Official representation in parliament, incentives and guarantees for investment, the right to contribute to the choice of the minister of Haitians living in the country. foreigner…. The movement will encourage the establishment of a comprehensive strategy to facilitate the return home of compatriots from the diaspora wishing to retire in Haiti.
For the integration of the diaspora to be no longer an empty word, Haitian decision-makers must finally accept the right of our expatriate compatriots to vote abroad. This fight will be our backbone during the months and years to come, particularly in the context of a constitutional review and the adoption of a new electoral law. This great promise to our diaspora is the one we intend to keep through thick and thin. The Movement will fight so that this fundamental right of our diaspora is no longer violated. Is it normal that more than a hundred countries have legal provisions allowing voting abroad and that Haiti is not one of them?
This reality is all the more unfair given that remittances to Haiti represent 34% of its GDP, and that Haiti dominates the ranking of the 7 first nations whose growth in the reception of remittances in 2019 has grown. as a percentage of more than double digits according to a study by the Inter-American Dialogue Center. According to the World Bank, remittances from the diaspora to Haiti are reaching record levels every year. Haiti is no longer an agricultural economy but a transfer economy. Every year more, it is the Haitian diaspora that makes the heart of our economy beat faster. May justice finally be done to our compatriots abroad by allowing them to enjoy multi-nationality and vote abroad.