Caravans of supporters of the president-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, began arriving today in Brasilia to accompany their investiture ceremony on Tuesday, an event that can gather up to 500,000 people.
Hopeful with the change promised by Bolsonaro, of making Brazil a country without corruption, with employment and security for all, hundreds of Brazilians have already arrived in Brasilia from different parts of the country.
This Sunday, from early morning hours, dozens of supporters gathered in front of Granja del Torto, the country house of the Presidency of the Republic, located on the outskirts of Brasilia and where Bolsonaro has been staying since Saturday.
The followers of Bolsonaro have come to the site on their own initiative with the hope of greeting their leader two days after being sworn in as President of Brazil.
The ultra-rightist will take office on January 1 after overcoming the polarized October presidential elections with 55% of the votes against 45% obtained by Fernando Haddad, who succeeded as a candidate of the Workers' Party (PT) to imprisoned former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Bolsonaro arrived this Saturday at Granja del Torto accompanied by his family and after saying goodbye to his home in Rio de Janeiro, the city where he had established his place of residence and where he received visits from illustrious people who came to greet him after being elected president of Brazil, among which, the National Security Adviser of the White House, John Bolton.
Starting next Tuesday, the president-elect will have his new home in the Palacio de la Alvorada -the official residence of the President of Brazil-.
This weekend all the details were finalized so that the new residence is ready for its new inhabitants and today was the last rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony in which, according to the Presidency, the attendance of between 250,000 and 500,000 people is expected .
Among official delegations and sympathizers, hotel availability has practically taken hold in the Brazilian capital.
According to the Union of Bars and Restaurants of the Federal District (Sindhobar) in Brasilia, there are 16,000 spaces between hotels and inns, of which 90% are already occupied.
Supporters who have arrived in the Federal District are joined by representatives of some 60 delegations that will attend the ceremony, among which have confirmed 12 heads of State or Government, 11 foreign ministers and 16 special envoys.
The first assistant to reach the South American giant was the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived on Friday for a historic five-day visit, the first made by an Israeli head of government to Brazil.
Bolsonaro's inauguration will not be attended by the presidents of Venezuela and Cuba, to whom the Government of Brazil withdrew the invitation that the Foreign Ministry had already sent, at the request of collaborators of the president-elect.
The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, will not be received for the "violations of the regime", as assured the future chancellor, Ernesto Araújo.
The 22 ministers that make up the future Cabinet of Bolsonaro will also be in the investiture, among which there are only two women and 6 are officers of the Armed Forces, including the vice president-elect, the general in the Hamilton Mourao reserve, and the president himself, who is also captain in the reserve.
Likewise, the outgoing president, Michel Temer, government officials, special guests and congressmen will be witnesses of the inauguration, except the legislators of the Workers' Party (PT) -the formation led by Lula- and the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL). ), eternal ally of the PT.
The PT, which has the largest bench in the lower house, with 56 deputies, announced on Friday its decision to boycott the investiture, which was joined by PSOL.
The two formations refused to attend the inauguration of someone who, for them, has as precepts "hatred, prejudice, intolerance and violence."
María Angélica Troncoso