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Brazilian Presidential Election 2010 Web Archive

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Collection Overview

Citing Resources - Copyright Information

Scope: The Brazilian elections were held October 3, 2010. The president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was not allowed by law to run for another term, as he had already served two terms. So there was great interest in whether voters supported Lula's candidate (his current Chief of Staff), the candidate of the major opposition party, or even the Green Party candidate running on an environmental platform.

The first round was held on October 3rd along with state & federal elections as part of the 2010 general election. Since no presidential candidate received 50 percent of the vote on October 3rd, a runoff was held on October 31st between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first round: Dilma Rousseff, PT-Partido dos Trabalhadores, and José Serra, PSDB-Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira.

Sites harvested as part of this collection include national political party and candidates web sites.

The Library of Congress created the Brazilian Presidential Election 2010 Web Archive; it is part of a continuing effort by the Library’s Web Archiving project Minerva to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials for future generations of researchers.

Staff from the Library of Congress Rio Office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Hispanic Division in Washington D.C. selected the web sites and reviewed the archived results.

Collection Period: September 2010 to January 2011

Number of Sites: Approximately 46 web sites were collected over various periods of time during the overall collection effort.

Citing Resources in the Web Archive

Citations should indicate: Archived in the Library of Congress Web Archives at When citing a particular Web site include the archived Web site's Citation ID (e.g., Researchers are advised to follow standard citation guidelines for Web sites, pages, and articles. Researchers are reminded that many of the materials in this Web archive are copyrighted and that citations must credit the authors/creators and publishers of the works.

Copyright Information

Many, if not all, of the Web sites in the collection and elements incorporated into the Web sites (e.g., photographs, articles, graphical representations) are protected by copyright. The materials may also be subject to publicity rights, privacy rights, or other legal interests.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with the person desiring to use the item. You will need permission from the copyright owners or rights holders for reproduction, distribution, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Researchers should consult the sites themselves for information about rights, contacts, and permissions. The catalog record for each archived Web site contains the specific information about the site known to the Library. See Library of Congress Legal Notices page for additional information and restrictions.

The Library of Congress would like to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this Web site so that we may make the necessary corrections. In addition, if you are a copyright owner or otherwise have exclusive control over materials presently available through this collection and do not wish your materials to be available through this Web site, please let us know. To provide correct information or make a takedown request, contact Please identify the specific Web site, date and time information, and materials you claim rights to, and the nature of your rights (e.g.,, September 14, 2001, 1:45 p.m., page 1, photograph of twin towers, creator John Doe, photograph registered for copyright).

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