Brazil’s President Lula da Silva begins serving a third term in office

On January 1, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was ignored by outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro as he assumed office for a third term as president of Brazil, underscoring the severe divisions the seasoned leftist inherits.

After an acrimonious election in October, the 77-year-old former metalworker who presided over Brazil from 2003 to 2010 took the oath of office before Congress, promising to “keep, defend, and follow the constitution.” He is again in charge of Latin America’s largest economy.

The swearing-in ceremony, which opened with a moment of mourning for the recent victims of former pope Benedict XVI and Brazilian football legend Pele, included Mr. Lula in a blue suit and tie.

This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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