Leftist Lula da Silva is sworn in as president to lead a divided Brazil | Drafmedia.com

Leftist Lula da Silva is sworn in as president to lead a divided Brazil | Drafmedia.com

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President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva waves from an unfastened car aft departing from the Metropolitan Cathedral to Congress for his swearing-in ceremony, successful Brasília, Brazil, connected Sunday. Gustavo Moreno/AP hide caption

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President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva waves from an unfastened car aft departing from the Metropolitan Cathedral to Congress for his swearing-in ceremony, successful Brasília, Brazil, connected Sunday.

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn successful arsenic Brazil's president connected Sunday successful the superior of Brasilia to presume bureau for the 3rd time.

The leftist narrowly bushed far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro successful an October runoff election, marking a stunning governmental comeback — conscionable 3 years aft da Silva was released from situation connected corruption charges and 12 years aft his archetypal 2 presumption arsenic president.

Lula beats far-right President Bolsonaro to triumph Brazil election

Da Silva has promised a instrumentality to "normality," ushering successful a large governmental displacement successful a highly polarized country. The 77-year-old defeated Bolsonaro successful the Oct. 30 ballot by little than 2%. Bolsonaro, a 67-year-old populist successful the mold of erstwhile President Donald Trump, ne'er conceded decision and has propagated doubts astir the legitimacy of Brazil's election.

Since then, Bolsonaro supporters person been defiantly camping retired successful beforehand of service barracks astir the country, calling for equipped forces to intervene and overturn the election. On Christmas Eve, 1 Bolsonaro protagonist was arrested successful an alleged bombing attempt.

Bolsonaro himself near the state connected Friday for Florida and it's unclear erstwhile helium volition instrumentality to Brazil. The incoming medication downplayed fears of a Jan. 6-style insurrection successful the country.

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Still, information was choky astatine the superior connected inauguration day, arsenic da Silva officials enactment connected a amusement — a solemnisation they've dubbed "Lulapalooza" — drafting hundreds of thousands to stitchery for the ceremony, which included a performance with immoderate of the country's biggest artists.

Da Silva, a erstwhile national brag known arsenic a pragmatic negotiator, faces an uphill conflict heading into different four-year term, particularly with Bolsonaro's enactment having secured bulk power of some chambers successful Congress.

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