Lula Da Silva, a 77 year old veteran leftist who ruled Brazil from 2003 to 2010, was sworn in as Brazil’s President for the third time. He vowed to fight for the poor and the environment.
Lula Da Silva made a remarkable political comeback after he was jailed on controversial corruption charges that were quashed later on. He said that his government would undo the legacy of economic decline and fund cuts in health education and science. He also promised to work towards racial and gender equality and improve life for poor Brazilians besides achieving zero deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
The charismatic leader wore a blue suit and tie for the swearing-in ceremony and arrived in a black convertible Rolls Royce accompanied by his wife Rosangela ”Janja” da Silva and Vice President Geraldo Alckmin.