Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes office today for his second term

In the afternoon, the reinstated Head of State goes to Porto

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on the night of his electoral victory – Photo: Arlindo Homem | Sul Informação

This Tuesday, March 9, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes office for his second (and last) term as President of the Republic, in a ceremony that will take place at the Assembly of the Republic, in Lisbon, at 10:20 am.

Once sworn in, the head of state will then go to the Jerónimos Monastery, for the traditional laying of wreaths on the tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões and for the homage ceremony to the dead. The President then moves to the Palace of Belém, his official residence.

On an intense day, in the afternoon Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will be in Porto, first for a meeting with Rui Moreira, Mayor, then for an ecumenical ceremony with representatives of various religious denominations present in Portugal, at the Salão Nobre of the Porto City Hall .

At the end of the afternoon, the President of the Republic will pay a visit to the Islamic Cultural Center of Porto.

 

Here is the complete Inauguration Program:

10:20 am – Arrival of the President of the Republic at the Assembly of the Republic

– Military honors by Honor Guard composed of Armed Forces military personnel: Execution of the National Anthem accompanied by 21 salvo shots and Review of the Honor Guard
– Entry into the Assembly of the Republic

10:30 am – Session at the Assembly of the Republic

– President of the Assembly of the Republic declares the session open
– Reading of the Minutes of Election of the President-elect
– Declaration of Commitment by the President of the Republic
– Oath on the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic
– Execution of the National Anthem by the Band of the National Republican Guard
– President of the Republic subscribes to the declaration of commitment
– Reading of the certificate of possession
– President of the Assembly of the Republic and the President of the Republic sign the inauguration
– Intervention by the President of the Republic

11:15 am (approx.) – President of the Assembly of the Republic declares the Session closed and the National Anthem is played by the Band of the Guarda Nacional Republicana

– President of the Republic receives greetings in the Main Hall of the Assembly of the Republic

11:30 am – Leaving the Assembly of the Republic

– Military honors by Honor Guard composed of Armed Forces military personnel with the execution of the National Anthem accompanied by 21 volley shots

11:40 am – Departure of the President of the Republic to the Jerónimos Monastery, with Motorized Honor Escort by the National Republican Guard's Security and State Honors Unit

11:50 am – Arrival at Jerónimos Monastery

– Deposition of wreaths in the tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões
– Tribute to the Dead Ceremony: Touch of silence; Touch of Homage to the Dead in Defense of the Homeland; Moment of silence; Dawn Touch

12:00 – Departure of the President of the Republic to Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, with Honor Escort on horseback by the Security and State Honors Unit of the National Republican Guard

12:15 – Arrival of the President of the Republic at Praça Afonso de Albuquerque

– Military honors by an Honor Guard composed of soldiers from the Presidential Squadron: Execution of the National Anthem; Magazine to the Guard of Honor

12:30 (approx.) – Entrance of the President of the Republic to the National Palace of Belém

– Transfer of the President of the Republic to the interior of the National Palace of Belém by the access ramp to the Pátio dos Bichos accompanied by the Head of the Military House and the Head of the Protocol of State

– Ring of the President of the Republic's entry into the Palace by the Charameleiros of the Presidential Squadron

– In Pátio dos Bichos, the President of the Republic is received by the Chief of Staff

– Arrival of the President of the Republic at the Sala das Bicas, where he receives, from the General Secretary of the Portuguese Honorific Orders, the insignia of the Banda das Três Ordens

Departure of the President of the Republic to Porto

14:30 pm – Arrival of the President of the Republic at the Porto City Council

– Meeting with the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira

15:30 – Ecumenical Ceremony with representatives of various religious denominations present in Portugal at the Noble Hall of the Porto City Hall

– Welcome words of the Mayor of Porto
– Ecumenical prayer recited by all
– Intervention by His Excellency the Most Reverend, the President of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference and Bishop of Setúbal, Dom José Ornelas
– Intervention by the President of the Republic

16:30 pm – Departure of the President of the Republic to the Islamic Cultural Center of Porto

16:45 pm – Visit to the Islamic Cultural Center of Porto

– Unveiling of an evocative plaque of the visit
– Intervention by the President of the Cultural Center of Porto, including the recitation in Arabic of the opening chapter of the Koran
– Intervention by the President of the Republic

 

 

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