Lula Iconography Beats out Bolsonaro in Decoration of Congressional Offices

Federal deputies began to decorate office entrance with posters and stickers

Ranier Bragon
Brasília

Leftist parties now make up just one-third of current federal deputies. Chief among them, the PT, has ceased to govern the country for over three years. Its main leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been incarcerated in a cell of the Federal Police of Curitiba for over 500 days.

In the iconography of the 513 chamber offices, however, images of the opposition to Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) dominate in the world of posters and stickers that decorate the parliamentarians' rooms.

"Lula Livre," a movement that defends the former president's release, is stuck to the door of 40 offices. These are photos and graphic representations of the petista with the standard slogan and variations, such as "Lula, political prisoner" and "Lula, innocent."

Luizianne Lins' office. (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

The PT is the largest party in the House, with 54 seats, just one more than Bolsonaro's PSL, which has 53. Despite the balance, only five peseta cabinets have, on their facades, photos or mentions of the president.

In the world of symbolism, there is a possible case study. Until last year, the last of his 28 years as a federal deputy, Bolsonaro was a major believer in the custom of cramming the cabinet's glass facades with posters and political messages.

In numerical terms, in the iconography of the Chamber, the bolsonarism also loses to the stickers that call for the elucidation of the murder of PSOL Councilwoman Marielle Franco - they are 13.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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