Political leaders in Senegal have taken to Twitter during the presidential elections in 2012 which put an end to the reign of Abdoulaye Wade who had been president of Senegal since 2000.
Peer connections (as of 1 July 2012)
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“Merci” – a one word ‘Thank You’ tweet is the most re-tweeted tweet by Senegal’s new president Macky Sall, which his team sent on March 25, the day of the run-off elections against incumbent Abdoulaye Wade. Although the account is written in the first person President Macky Sall does not tweet himself. Since January 2012 the Twitter feed is directly linked to his Facebook account automatically generating tweets whenever a new photo is uploaded or a news item is posted.
Tweet analytics (as of 1 July 2012)
|% Tweets retweeted:||34%|
|Total of retweets:||712|
|@YouTube (16), @ifri (8), @Meeting (1), @hier (1), @visite (1).|