Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in for a third consecutive term as Brazilian president after winning an October 30 election against ousted President Jair Bolsonaro. , going to America (USA).
At 3:05 pm local time (17:05 UTC) Lula was sworn in as Brazil’s new president for the third time after 2003-2007 and 2007-2011. Rodrigo Pacheco, president of the Senate and Congress, declared him president in full exercise of his functions.
According to information from the Military Police of the Federal District (PMDF), Praça dos Três Poderes, where the change of command takes place, reached maximum capacity for the ceremony at noon this Sunday. The event is capped at 30,000 people. For security reasons, the public can no longer enter the site.
Local political figures and delegates from 120 countries have also arrived at the venue. Among the main ones are former President Jose Sarni, former President Dilma Rousseff and Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Alexandre de Moraes.
The President, who drove to the venue in a convertible, will be greeted by representatives of the country’s other governing bodies.
The solemn session of the National Congress, with Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Geraldo Alcmin sworn in as President and Vice President, is presided over by the Senate and the President of the Congress, Rodrigo Pacheco.
He opened the session by paying tribute to football king Pele and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. A minute’s silence was observed.
After taking office, Lula gave his first speech as acting president.
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