India congratulates Brazilian President Silva on assuming office

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Lula da Silva for assuming office as Brazil's President after defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the tightest presidential race in decades.

After alleged threats of violence by followers of his far-right predecessor Jair Bolsonaro, the inauguration was held with increased security. The ceremony kicked off with a vehicle procession, musical performances, and a speech by a member of the Workers Party (PT).

Silva emerged as the country's new president in October 2022. Widely known as "Lula", the politician gained 50.83 per cent of the votes, with over 98 per cent of the votes counted in a fiercely contested run-off election whereas his opponent Bolsonaro managed to get 49.17 per cent votes.


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