Barack Obama, the U.S. president, vowed for his office last Sunday, January 20, 2013 in a private ceremony at the White House to begin his second term as the president of the nation that no longer debates through the recession that was four years ago. However, according to analysts, he would govern in a divided country, for only a 50% approved it.
Obama, 51, gave his oath surrounded by his family in front of the chief of justice John Roberts, in the Blue Room of the White House, after placing his hand on a Bible that the family of first lady Michelle Obama has used for years.
“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully fulfill the duties of president of the United States, and I will do everything in my power to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Obama said at 11:55 before the judge as above its 43 predecessors did.
Yesterday the Vice President Joe Biden, 70, also vowed to take his office first thing in the morning before the Hispanic judge Sonia Sotomayor, from the Supreme Court, in a ceremony with his family and several guests at the Naval Observatory, in northwest Washington.
The president and vice president repeated their vows in a public ceremony today, on the steps of the Capitol, with a crowd estimated of 800,000 people, however much lower than that recorded four years ago.
During his second term, Obama will face the crisis of unemployment, the plight of migrants and proper laws for gun control. After battling the recent economic storm the elected president introduced a historical healthcare bill.
The crowd grew continuously while people reached the Capitol for the inauguration of Obama, who becomes the 57th president of the United States.