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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff sworn in as president for the second time

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff sworn in as president for the second time

Lula da Silva will return to Brazil’s presidency in stunning comeback

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff stands outside the National Congress, as she was sworn in as president of her country, the second half of a ceremony where she was confirmed as president on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff accepted her candidacy with a pledge to end “the tyranny of the few,” in a stunning comeback that should satisfy many voters and win her back the hearts of Brazilians as the winner who will change the country for the better. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

BRASÍLIA/TOKYO – A week after the end of her tenure as president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, left, was sworn in as the new president of his country for the second time on Tuesday.

He won the presidential election with nearly 60 percent of the votes and will be sworn in a little over two weeks after President Dilma Rousseff delivered her own first-ever inauguration ceremony.

Lula led Dilma to the presidency for the second time, beating out the man who ousted her from the presidency in 2004, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Rousseff won the first election in 2006 after three men ran against her. Though she was elected president by more than 60 percent of voters, she was only able to serve two terms due to a law allowing her to serve a maximum of two terms in the senate.

Lula ran under a left-wing banner against Rousseff in the October 1 vote. He lost in the first round to Rousseff.

The president-elect said Wednesday that his country has a special duty to the world and is ready for the long-term future.

“The world needs Brazil, more than Brazil needs the world,” Lula said after he and Rousseff were formally sworn in. He was also greeted by the vice-president Hamilton Mourao, as well as his vice-presidential running mate, Aecio Neves.

After taking the oath, Rousseff said she would return to Brasilia as a “new woman,” and she called Lula her “best friend.”

During Rousseff’s first inauguration, she stood barefoot and began by saying “I come to you as a new woman and a new citizen, and I am filled with the pride of my nation

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