He then declared that his priority will be public safety, echoing his predecessor’s management.
“Brazil now faces a new and fearsome challenge, which is that of organized crime,” said Lewandowski. He stressed that “there is no easy solution to the problem.” He declared that he was against the “mass incarceration of criminals” and the loosening of prison regimes from closed to open, for example. For him, this “would only increase the tension”.
The solution, for him, would be to confiscate assets from criminal organizations — a strategy, it must be said, embraced by Dino.
Before Lewandowski’s speech, Dino said goodbye to his position with a shorter speech. He said it loud and clear: “I really like percussion instruments, playing the drum.” According to him, even if Lewandowski liked another instrument, they would all be under the same baton, in the same orchestra.
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva spoke last. He praised Dino and recalled that he knows Lewandowski from his time in São Bernardo do Campo (SP). He showed that yes: they are all on the same page of the score.