Reinforced security 48 hours before Lula’s investiture

48 hours from the inauguration of Lula, after a week punctuated by attempted attacks and uncertainties for the definition of the new transitional ministry, it is with hope and confidence that the Brazilians are preparing to welcome their new president this Sunday. in Brasília.


Live on his social networks, in particular his Instagram and Youtube channel @FolhaPolitica, bringing together nearly 500,000 Internet users simultaneously, outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro shares his disappointment and concern for the future of Brazil before flying to the United States. He returns in particular to the main controversies of his mandate such as the support of the armed forces, the inflation of the price of fuels such as diesel or the taxation of the PIX, (the instant and free means of payment used by one out of two Brazilians, in place in November 2020 by the Central Bank of Brazil). No comment on the decree of mourning announced for the death of Brazilian player Pelé.


On notes reminiscent of the carnival, which will reopen its doors in 2023 after 3 years of cancellation, the presidential ceremony called « Lula’s posse » takes on a festive air bringing together Brazilians from all over Brazil. Members of the PT (workers’ party – Lula’s party) and many supporters of the left have rented thousands of buses for the occasion, which are currently traveling the roads to Brasilia, the capital in the center of the country. More than 300,000 Brazilians are expected. 17 Heads of State from countries such as Colombia, Argentina, Portugal and Guinea will be present at the ceremony. Security is reinforced from the airport to strategic points in the capital on the orders of the future Minister of Justice, Flavio Dino, in order to avoid any « terrorist action ».

Lula’s inauguration will include a series of events halfway between a solemn ceremony and the Lollapalooza music festival, to mark the launch of « a new chapter in the country’s history and a victory for all the Brazilian people says the official website. This will begin at 10 a.m. with the traditional parade of open cars through the federal capital, followed by the formalization of the presidential nomination in Congress alongside the presidents of the House and the Senate, to finally meet the international authorities and heads of ‘State. The president will then have to climb the ramp to the National Congress around 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will continue with the « Festival of the Future » organized by Ivan Baron, influencer who, from the end of the morning, will offer a unique show by 18 popular artists such as the Drag Queen Pablo Vittar recognized in Brazil. There is already an enthusiasm of the Brazilian population on social networks with the hashtag #posseDoLula which accumulated on December 30 nearly 47.3M views on TikTok. A visibility that announces a global influence.


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