The session on the 25th of April will start at 11:30 am, contrary to the usual agenda, since at 10:00 am there was a welcoming ceremony for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The participation of the Brazilian head of state in a session in the Assembly of the Republic on the day of the Carnation Revolution was shrouded in controversy, and encountered strong criticism from the Liberal Initiative and Chega, a party that announced a demonstration in front of parliament.
In addition to this protest action announced by Chega, three more protests are planned in places close to the Assembly of the Republic during the morning, according to the PSP, which will reinforce policing.
After the welcome session, the parliamentary services will decorate the Session Room with the traditional red carnations, and, on the balcony of the São Bento Palace, the flag of Brazil will be replaced by the presidential pavilion.
At 11:30 am, the solemn commemorative session of the 25th of April is scheduled to begin, with speeches by the eight parties with parliamentary seats, in ascending order of representation: Livre, PAN, BE, PCP, IL, Chega, PSD and PS.
The President of the Assembly of the Republic, Augusto Santos Silva, will also speak, with the last intervention, as usual, by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
In the afternoon, between 15:30 and 18:00, the parliament will be open to the public, as well as the prime minister's residence, in São Bento, with the expectation that visitors will be able to "directly circulate" between the two spaces .
In the gardens of the Palacete de São Bento, there will also be, from 14:30, a program with a strong cultural emphasis, which will include dances, children's shows, craft workshops and even concerts, including from fado singer Ana Moura.