Brazil's president-elect attends special congress session

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday attended a congress session in Brasilia for the first time since he was elected.

Bolsonaro, who served as a federal representative for seven terms, arrived in the capital city in an Air Force plane under heavy security.

The president-elect's security has been increased since he started making public appearances after the attempt on his life in September.

The National Congress of Brazil held a session on the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Federal Constitution. Bolsonaro was the last to speak and praised the country's most important law.

Emphasizing the important role of the constitution, Bolsonaro said "we have all it takes to be a great nation. Our union at this time, occupying key positions in the republic, can change the fate of this great nation."

Several other officials spoke at the session, including current President Michel Temer.

"We are here recalling the 1988 Constitution, not to forget it, but to preserve it," the president said.

[ Editor: WPY ]


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