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Collection Brazilian Elections Web Archive

About this Collection

This collection of websites documents the Brazilian elections and covers three presidential elections for the years 2010, 2014, and 2018. Each election consists of two rounds, and multiple parties run for municipal, state, and presidential positions. Only those candidates who win the majority of votes in the first round will move to the second and final round. Since 2010 the country has shifted from a leftist-leaning government, to the presidential impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016, to the election of the extreme right wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro in 2018. During the period covered in this web archive, candidates and their supporters started using social media and online platforms to communicate with voters instead of leaflets and pamphlets. The sites covered in this collection register those important political changes in the largest country in South America.

Collection Period:
September 2010 to January 2011
August 2014 to December 2014
April 2018 to January 2019

Frequency of Collection: The majority of sites in the collection were targeted for capture weekly, with fewer targeted for capture monthly.

Languages: Collection material in Portuguese, with English.