Brazil’s president-elect, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, will be inaugurated on Sunday in the capital, Brasilia, and will take office for the third time. It is the culmination of a political renaissance that will mark his return to Palazzo Planalto, in command a highly polarized country.
Since the early hours of the morning, thousands of people have gathered in Brasilia to accompany the left in the seizure of power. Jair Bolsonaro, his predecessor, left the country this week and refused to participate in the transfer of command.
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President Alberto Fernández will travel to Brazil today to participate in the inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in that country’s first judiciary, in what will constitute one of the central points of the national government’s international agenda for 2023, not only for the impact that the arrival of the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT) at the presidential palace in Planalto for the third time will have on the bilateral strategic relationship, but also due to its weight in the future of regional integration.
The flight that will carry the president and his entourage to Brasilia will depart at 9:30 from the military sector of Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, in the city of Buenos Aires, official sources told Télam.
So far – as indicated – Fernández, who will return to Buenos Aires this Sunday, would travel alone accompanied by the Foreign Minister, Santiago Cafiero, although it is not excluded that some other national official will join the delegation.
As planned, the Head of State and the Foreign Minister will arrive around noon at Brasilia’s Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, where they will be received by Ambassador Daniel Scioli, who will make the Argentine embassy available to the presidential entourage.
What time does Lula da Silva take office?
Thousands of people began to gather this Sunday in the political heart of Brasilia for the inauguration as Brazilian president of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who assumes for the third time the power he has already exercised during two consecutive periods, between 2003 and 2010.
According to forecasts, the official ceremony will begin at 2.30 pm (Argentine time), when Lula will arrive at one end of the Explanada de los Ministerios, an avenue where all the buildings of public power are located and where the proceedings take place, so about 300,000 people are expected.
He will then take a ride in a vehicle, weather permitting, a Rolls Royce “Silver Wraith” model without the Brazilian presidency summit, in which he will be accompanied by his wife, Rosangela “Janja” da Silva.
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Lula will assume the presidency of a polarized Brazil
Brazil’s president-elect, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, will be inaugurated on Sunday in the capital, Brasilia, and will take office for the third time. It is the culmination of a political renaissance that is sure to excite its supporters and anger its rivals in a highly polarized nation.
But this term is unlikely to be like his previous ones, coming after the tightest presidential race in more than three decades and resistance to his assumption of power by some of his opponents, according to political analysts.
The leftist beat far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in the October 30 runoff by less than two percentage points. For months, Bolsonaro had questioned the reliability of electronic voting and his staunch supporters were reluctant to accept defeat.
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