The Mongolian leadership makes good use of Twitter, with the president, the prime minister and the foreign minister all having personal and institutional Twitter accounts. President Elbegdorj stands out for his unusual choice of pictures on his Twitter profile and his Twitter feed.

President of Mongolia Цахиагийн ЭЛБЭГДОРЖ

The Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj has a personal account, tweeting predominantly in Mongolian and only occasionally in English. @Elbegdorj tweets on average once a day and is quite conversational with 20% of replies. He makes a good use of pictures in his Twitter stream frequently shares pictures and videos of his international meetings, but also more unusual pictures of the president riding camels in the vast steppes of Mongolia, reading his Twitter and Facebook pages or on a boat trip watching dolphins. He even tweeted a picture of his children's shoes with the comment: "I wish every person has a clean footprint and a good name." The president has been on Twitter since 16 January 2011 and his team posts official news and with few tweets in English: “I am concerned for Israel, Gaza conflict. UN, Arab League, Egypt and USA have a decisive role. War is not the solution”, he tweeted on 20 November 2012. Shortly before New Years 2014 he posted a youtube video of himself, playing guitar with a Mongolian rock band.

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Tsakhiagiin ELBEGDORJ, President of Mongolia | Монгол Улсын Ерөнхийлөгч | МОНГОЛ УЛСЫН ТӨЛӨӨ ЗҮТГЭЕ! |

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 01/15/2011
Language: Mongol
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.91
Retweets: 20%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.26
Replies/Tweet: 0.22
Tweets retweeted: 66%
Most mentioned @elbegdorj (11), @Saruul23 (7), @NTuvshinbayar (6), @mglbayas (5), @BattulgaKh (5), @badruul8 (5), @SugarbatGalsan (5), @BuyandelgerS (4), @bat_ts (4), @tv1mongolia (4)

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President of Mongolia President's Office

@TS_elbegdorj is the institutional account of the office of President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, which was set up in November 2012 and informs about the presidential activities. The presidential administration in Ulaanbaatar tweets on average almost once a day, often retweeting personal tweets of the president. The account is less conversational than the presidential account only rarely @mentioning or @replying to other users. The administration tweets mainly in Mongol, with occasional tweets in English in capital letters linking to his speeches. The presidential administration is not mutually following any other world leader on Twitter.

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President's Office


Монгол Улсын Ерөнхийлөгчийн Тамгын газар | Office of the President of Mongolia

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 11/22/2012
Language: Mongol
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.61
Retweets: 21%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.05
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 60%
Most mentioned @elbegdorj (7), @ts_elbegdorj (4), @01mgl (1), @Dashdorj_P (1), @tsolbayard (1), @Metamorphoser (1), @Tseg5 (1), @GanbaatarA (1), @sarodgerel (1), @taraa_zaraa (1)

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Prime Minister of Mongolia Норовын АЛТАНХУЯГ

Mongolian Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag has linked his Twitter feed to his Facebook profile, where he has 60,000 likes, automatically sharing posts, whenever he uploads a new photo album to Facebook. The prime minister of Mongolia has been on Twitter since 10 January 2011 and tweets on average once a day, exclusively in Mongolian. He does occasionally @reply his followers, even sharing his Yahoo email address. He is only mutually connected to French Foreign Minister @LaurentFabius.

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УИХ гишүүн, Member of Mongolian Parliament.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 01/10/2011
Language: Mongol
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.19
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.03
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 76%
Most mentioned @YouTube (13), @oyukay (2), @jjangum (2), @Demberel_S (1), @NarantsetsegUrj (1), @Bolort (1), @BuyanzayaB (1), @mongoliangana (1), @BSergee (1), @Moofy_Goofy (1)

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Government of Mongolia PM's office

The Prime Minister’s office shares the activities of Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag, including a variety of pictures of his meetings and speeches. The account tweets mainly in Mongolian and sometimes in Russian, but also posts in English including the prime minister’s “Wednesday evening” pastime picturing him playing basketball. The account maintains a useful Twitter list of Mongolian ministers and members of parliament. The government has a secondary Twitter newsfeed @zasagmn which posts links to press releases on the official government website but has been silent since 14 November 2013.

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PM's office


Ерөнхий сайдын ажлын алба

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 01/15/2013
Language: Mongol
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.41
Retweets: 9%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.25
Replies/Tweet: 0.05
Tweets retweeted: 38%
Most mentioned @altankhuyag_mn (32), @BattulgaKh (4), @Temuujin_Kh (3), @boldlu (3), @OtgonbayarT (3), @bnergui01 (2), @ganaa_gts (2), @batzayased (1), @Altanshagai1 (1), @sonompil_m (1)

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Foreign Minister of Mongolia Luvsanvandan Bold

Mongolia’s Foreign Minister Luvsanvandan Bold is on Twitter since 22 October 2009. The foreign minister tweets mainly in Mongolian, except when sharing news from the Wall Street Journal, the BBC or CNN, which profiled Mongolia as the “Fastest growing economy in the world.” The team regularly shares pictures of the minister’s bilateral meetings. Compared to last year the account has become much more active with 1.5 tweets per day. Minister Luvsanvandan Bold has put the accent on creating mutual connections on Twitter, unilaterally following 59 world leaders and he is mutually connected to 15 world leaders.

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Luvsanvandan Bold


MP, Mongolia

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 10/22/2009
Language: Mongol
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.51
Retweets: 33%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.11
Replies/Tweet: 0.08
Tweets retweeted: 40%
Most mentioned @boldlu (15), @News_mn (11), @ParliamentMN (8), @ShareThis (8), @addthis (7), @anbuleg (4), @munkhalt (4), @Dashdorj_P (4), @AmitavaPagma (4), @Asashoryu (4)

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Foreign Ministry of Mongolia ГХЯ

Mongolia’s Foreign Ministry is mainly sharing official announcements and statements in Mongolian from its website on its Twitter feed. On average the account posts every two days and is not conversational with only few @replies, @mentions and only one hashtag ever used. Previously the account also retweeted tweets of President @elbegdorj and former Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar @BatboldSukh. Since October 2013, the foreign ministry also maintains an English language account @MFAMongolia_eng which informs about the activities of the foreign minister on average once a day. Among world leaders the English account is mutually following nine other foreign ministries.

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Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 05/18/2010
Language: Mongol/Russian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.76
Retweets: 25%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 31%
Most mentioned @boldlu (10), @Badrals (5), @MFAMongolia_eng (3), @elbegdorj (3), @magnai21 (2), @newsGoGomn (2), @ITTLLDC (2), @ShareThis (2), @FAO (1), @ts_elbegdorj (1)

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