Yesterday, Dilma Rousseff, the first woman who assumes the presidency of Brazil, took over the power of the eighth largest economy of the world. The presidency was taken from the hands of Lula Da Silva. “The greatest tribute to Lula is to expand, and advance the achievements of his government,” said Rousseff, in front of the both houses of Congress who applauded her. Hoarsely, also she made a tribute to her generation who died in the struggle against military dictatorship in which she participated.
The president pointed out that Brazil has the opportunity to become a developed nation, with a Brazilian style, and with a strong element of environmental sustainability; she also called for special support to the commitment in order to eradicate extreme poverty in Brazil.
Rousseff went to Congress to take the oath of presidency, then she went to the Palacio do Planato where she received the presidential sash of former President, and finally she went to the presidential palace, where Lula Da Silva expected her, and gave her an emotional hug in front of thousands of people who attended the scene to say goodbye to Lula and greet the new president.