Arthur Lira (PP-AL), president of the Chamber, did not participate in the event. The deputy is in Alagoas and announced his absence in advance, according to his advisor.
A delegation accompanied Lula and Lewandowski as they descended the ramp towards the main hall. The president and the first lady, Janja da Silva, were followed by vice-president Geraldo Alckmin (PSB), presidents Luis Roberto Barroso (STF) and Alexandre de Moraes (TSE), the PGR, Paulo Gonet, Dino and other ministers of the government and the Supreme.
From the STF, only Fachin and Mendonça were not present gifts. In addition to Barroso and Moraes, presidents of the STF and TSE, respectively, Cármen Lúcia, Cristiano Zanin, Dias Toffoli, Gilmar Mendes, Luiz Fux and Kassio Nunes Marques attended.
Even former president Fernando Collor came for the inauguration. It is the first time that Collor, who became a great supporter of Jair Bolsonaro (PL), has set foot in the Palácio do Planalto since Lula’s return. He arrived early and installed himself next to former president José Sarney (MDB).
Challenges in the ministry
Lewandowski was a STF minister for 17 years. His trajectory was marked by votes aligned with the PT governments and by a vision closer to the so-called “guarantyism”, a trend that prioritizes the prerogatives of defendants and those being investigated.