Georgia

The Georgian leadership is on Twitter. President Giorgi Margvelashvili tweets on his personal account, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili from an institutional account. Only Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili doesn’t have a personal Twitter account.

Tweets from Georgia leaders

President of Georgia President Of Georgia

President Margvelashvili, who stresses in his Twitter bio that was elected with more than 62% of the votes, sent his first tweet on 20 January 2014. His Twitter activity is limited to one tweet every other day and with just over 200 tweets in more than a year. Even if the account uses the first person, most of the tweeting is done by his staff. @Mentions are including in half of the total tweets and the @GeorgianRugby Union is the most mentioned. The account chronicles his official meetings with many formal photos but with few personal views on domestic and international issues. His most popular tweet is about protecting “the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the #Ukraine.” In terms of connection, President Girogi Margvelashvili is mutually connected with five other world leaders.

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President Of Georgia

@MargvelashviliG

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili was elected on October 27, 2013 with more than 62% of the vote

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:214
Following:275
Followers:3,125
Joined Twitter: 12/13/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.50
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.50
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 77%
Most mentioned @GeorgianRugby (10), @cbabdullahgul (6), @GEORGIARUGBY (5), @Europarl_EN (5), @poroshenko (5), @presidentaz (4), @RT_Erdogan (3), @prezydentpl (3), @Geoparliament (3), @Ataturk (2).
Average of retweets 5

First tweet

Government of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili

The institutional account of the Georgian prime minister started to tweet on 25 October 2012, the day former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili took office. The account was handed over to his successor, Irakli Garibashvili, who tweets on average once every other day in English. The Georgian prime minister shares links to his political initiatives and interviews and the stream contains numerous images which include infographics, graphics with his key quotes from high level meeting, handshake photos and few informal ones. The account is not very active in terms of retweets and @replies but it is worth noting that he often engages with other users via @mentions included in three-fourths of his tweets. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili makes an extensive use of hashtags, almost two in every tweet, with #Georgia, #EU and #NATO being the most used ones. Besides the official Georgian institutional accounts he is mutually followed by 11 other world leaders

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Irakli Garibashvili

@PrimeMinisterGE

Official twitter channel of the Prime Minister of Georgia

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:469
Following:424
Followers:55,911
Joined Twitter: 10/14/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.53
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.71
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 95%
Most mentioned @Davos (11), @GovernmentGeo (11), @NATO (10), @EBRD (9), @presidentaz (6), @MunSecConf (6), @BarackObama (5), @AButkevicius (5), @StefanFuleEU (5), @FedericaMog (5).
Average of retweets 11

First tweet

Government of Georgia GeorgianGovernment

The Georgian government also set up an institutional account on 3 December 2013 announcing the meeting between Prime Minister Garibashvili and the French Minister for Foreign Trade; it tweets little less than once a day in English. The stream is all about the prime minister’s political agenda and official meetings often @mentioning the @PrimeMinisterGE account. Since 30 April 2014 the government in Tbilisi also set up a Twitter account in Abkhaz @GovGeoAbkhaz, the language of the breakaway region of Abkhazia. The number of images shared has gradually increased over the past year including infographics on Georgia’s economic activities and pictures of the prime minister. The government unilaterally follows @BarackObama, @GermanyDiplo, and the @EU_Commission but they haven’t returned the favour yet.

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GeorgianGovernment

@GovernmentGeo

Official Twitter Channel of Georgian Government

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:350
Following:37
Followers:1,923
Joined Twitter: 12/03/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.74
Retweets: 21%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.82
Replies/Tweet: 0.38
Tweets retweeted: 31%
Most mentioned @PrimeMinisterGE (186), @GovernmentGeo (8), @NSS2014 (6), @BarackObama (5), @fhollande (4), @European_Union (2), @secgen (2), @LSEplc (2), @JoeBiden (2), @StefanFuleEU (2).
Average of retweets 4

First tweet

Foreign Ministry of Georgia MFA of Georgia

The institutional account of the Georgian ministry of foreign affairs has chosen its building in Tbilisi as the header image. The account tweets on average less than once a day both in English and sometimes in Georgian since May 2011 sharing mostly information on the new Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili’s institutional commitments. Since last June 2014 the account has diversified its content: on the timeline now pictures are shared quite regularly and the number of retweets has gradually increased. Though, the account is not very conversational, it very rarely @replies or @mentions other users. The @MFAgovge has made a conscious effort to connect with peers unilaterally following 97 other world leaders and is now mutually connected with 48 leaders.

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MFA of Georgia

@MFAgovge

The Official Twitter Account for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:1,007
Following:365
Followers:5,810
Joined Twitter: 05/28/2011
Language: English/Georgian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.72
Retweets: 15%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.18
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 24%
Most mentioned @your (47), @YouTube (46), @maiaphanjikidze (11), @OSCE (6), @edgarsrinkevics (4), @AtlanticCouncil (3), @KeitPentus (3), @NATO (3), @PrimeMinisterGE (3), @Europarl_EN (3).
Average of retweets 4

First tweet