Compare Lula’s, in 2023, and Bolsonaro’s, in 2019

Compare Lula’s, in 2023, and Bolsonaro’s, in 2019


From who passed the presidential race to selected companies and party atmosphere yesterday, the swearing in of Lula this year and Jair Bolsonaroin 2019, are their marks and differences.

Check out the highlights:

  • In the Rolls-Royce to Congress, Lula was accompanied by his wife, Janja, and his deputy, Geraldo Alckmin, and his wife, Lu Alckmin. Bolsonaro shared the car with his wife, Michelle, and one of his children, Carlos Bolsonaro.
  • Petista entered Parliament in a festive mood, being hugged and touched by those present, while Bolsonaro went up the street alone and headed for his seat.
  • Lula read his speech from yellow paper, and Bolsonaro read his from traditional white paper.
  • In a speech given to Congress, the president sworn in in 2019 spoke about “fighting sexism”. Yesterday, Lula gave a speech for “the vulnerable” and for the fight against hunger and social equality.
  • People dressed in green and yellow for Bolsonaro’s inauguration. Yesterday, it was common to see citizens dressed in red, some with small Brazilian flags and a large flag unfurled during Lula’s speech.
  • Petista ascended the stairs of the Planalto Palace with Janja, both holding hands with representatives of the Brazilian people. Alckmin and Lu walked behind. Bolsonaro was accompanied by Michelle, Vice President Hamilton Mourão and Paula Mourão.
  • Petista received the presidential sash from the committee that represents diversity and inclusion, since Bolsonaro left the country on December 30 and did not continue the tradition of passing the sash. In 2019, the exemplary act went from Michel Temer to Bolsonaro.
  • In a speech delivered at the Planalto Palace, Lula spoke of “dictatorship will never be again” and the promotion of democracy, while Bolsonaro spoke of “liberation from socialism”.
  • Lula’s speech to the people ended with: “In the fight for Brazil, we will use the weapons that our opponents fear the most: truth that overcomes lies, hope that overcomes fear and love that overcomes hatred, long live. Long live Brazil and the Brazilian people.” Bolsonaro finished with: “Brazil above all, God above all”.