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03/13/2015 04:42 PM EDT
The Library of Congress has recently launched the Philippine General Elections 2010 Web Archive. The Philippines held its first national-level elections during the American period in 1907; the first presidential elections were held in 1935. The primary parties participating in the May 10, 2010 were Liberal Party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Lakas-Kampi, National People's Coalition (NPC), Bangon Pilipinas, Bagumbayan, Ang Kapatiran Party, along with independent. The crowded field of personalities and political families the elections led to high turnout that was eased by the introduction of automated systems. There were complaints about the electronic voting and possibilities of election fraud.
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