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Lula da Silva takes office as Brazilian President


Lula da Silva takes office as Brazilian President

Brazil, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will take office on Sunday in an official ceremony at the Planalto Palace where he will be accompanied by more than 60 foreign delegations.

At the ceremony, the former Gov. of Sao Paulo Geraldo Alckmin will be sworn in as vice-president.

At least 17 heads of state and government and the King of Spain are expected to attend the inauguration ceremony, with confirmed participation of leaders from South America and member nations of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).

Lula will receive the presidential sash after defeating far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro in the run-off on October 30.

“We want to return (to power) so that no one dares to challenge democracy again,” Lula assured.

Reinstated in politics since March 2021 and convinced he can rebuild the country, Lula insisted that fascism will return to “the sewer of history, where it should never have come out of”, in allusion to Bolsonaro’s four-term administration.

At his 77 years of age and energy of 30, Lula achieved a third term after a 580-day impeachment imprisonment (April 2018 to November 2019).

Now in power, Lula wants to lead Brazil “along the paths of sovereignty, development, justice and social inclusion, democracy and respect for the environment”.

Historians claim that the president-elect is the best in recent national history for his huge social aid program, such as Bolsa Família, which helped lift millions of people out of poverty.


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