Recent riots in Brazil strengthened the position of President Lula da Silva
Seeking to prevent the new Brazilian President Lula da Silva from ruling at any cost and by looting corporate buildings in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.
Far-right rioters on January 8 consolidated the left-wing president’s power, according to political analysts.
More than four thousand supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, who have rejected his electoral defeat by Luis Inacio Lula da Silva since October, have taken advantage of the authority’s preoccupation with forming a government to spread chaos in the capital.
Only one week after the President elect Lula da Silva’s inauguration in ceremonies and an atmosphere of popular joy, large groups stormed the presidential palace of Planalto and the headquarters of the Supreme Court and Parliament.
“It’s clear that the incidents on January 8th, had the opposite effect,” Myra Goulart, a professor of political science at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro said.
She added, “The president elect Lula da Silva will undoubtedly come out of it stronger, and these attacks created an atmosphere of national unity to defend democracy”.
The picture was harsh for Lula as he descended from the slope of the presidential palace to the Square of the Three Powers, surrounded by the presidents of the Senate and House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and the governors of the regions, only hours after the plundering of their places of power.
Everyone reaffirmed that Brazil’s young democracy won’t be shaken, three decades after the end of the military dictatorship.
The riots in Brazil faced a unanimous condemned, from Washington to Moscow, Beijing, the European Union, Paris and Latin American countries who all expressed their full support for the Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s, who has isolated himself from the world under Bolsonaro reign.
Goulart predicted that, the international dissatisfaction will strengthen the position of President Lula, who will be seen as an important leader who can contribute to the strengthening of multilateral forums”.
President Lula da Silva already overwhelmed with positive image abroad.
At the same time, Bolsonaro’s image receded, and the investigation into the instigators of violence included him, and he swore that he had nothing to do with it.
Since Bolsonaro came to power in Brazil, many resembled him, as they called him “Trump of Brazil”.
At the meantime Bolsonaro’s president Lula is strong with the support of regional governors, parliament, the Supreme Court and the financial sector of all political persuasions.
The historic leader of the left is also supported by the political class and the Brazilian people, most of whom have been shocked by images of violence against institutions.
President Lola was challenged and he came out of it fairly well, as a balanced position that made it possible, in a way, to return to normal life.
In official buildings still littered with shattered windowpanes and old, damaged furniture, Lula’s new ministers continued to swear solemnly as if nothing had happened in the days after Bolsonaro.
However, the cabinet of the President Lula was resolute: the fascists would be hunted down and sentenced to prison terms of up to thirty years on charges of terrorism, as well as all those who organized and financed the riots and tightened the noose around them.
During the days of imprisonment of more than a thousand troublemakers.
The Brazilian police forces and security services will be reorganized and the security of the presidential palace will be purged of Bolsonaro supporters.
And President Lula would have to impose exemplary penalties in order to avoid a recurrence of this type of demonstration.
The left wing president is still under the threat of Bolsonaro movement, whose most extreme elements have not given up on overthrowing him.
Lula won the presidential elections, with 60 million votes to him, and 58 million votes to Bolsonaro, after a campaign that witnessed violence and polarization.
On the other hand, he will face many challenges in his third term at the helm of Brazil, which suffers from poverty and hunger, and it’s necessary to make efforts in the investigations and in punishing the putschists, but this shouldn’t spoil President Lula’s mandate.
President Lula da Silva, is facing a big challenge in order to work on improving the living conditions of the Brazilian people and revive the economy and public policies, to maintain his positive image and p in the public support in country.