Thai politicians have embraced Twitter for electoral purposes. Former Prime Minister and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has abandoned his verified account @pm_abhisit with over 460,000 followers and started a new account @abhisit_dp. His successor Yingluck Shinawatra, as well had a well-rounded Twitter presence @PouYingluck, but on 7 May 2014, Thailand’s constitutional court of Thailand ordered Yingluck Shinawatra to step down following months of political crisis.

Government of Thailand กรมประชาสัมพันธ์

Although Thailand doesn’t currently have an elected head of government the office of the prime minister is active on Twitter. The Thai government joined Twitter in January 2011 and posts on average six times per day. However, these are exclusively links to the government news website, providing information about the government`s activities. @prdthailand does not @mention or @reply followers and has never used a hashtag. Furthermore, @Prdthailand is not following any peers.

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Thailand's Government Public Relations Department, Office of the Prime Minister. The provider of official news and information about Thailand.

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Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 01/07/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.94
Mentions/Tweet: 1
Tweets retweeted: 10%
Most mentioned @prdthailand (3199)

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Foreign Ministry of Thailand กระทรวงการต่างประเทศ

The Thai foreign ministry has several Twitter accounts in Thai @MFAThai, which last year has been called @MFAThai_PR_TH and in English @MFAThai_PR_EN. The English feed was set up on 22 April 2010. Both accounts are quite formal mainly posting foreign ministry statements and have only recently started to add pictures on their Twitter streams. The Thai account has ten times more followers than the English one. It tweets more than three times a day, occasionally @replies other users and @mentions them. On the other hand, @MFAThai_PR_EN only posts every two days and never mentions or replies followers. Since January 2014 the foreign ministry also provides news updates on @MFAupdate account.

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Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 04/22/2010
Language: Thai
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.19
Retweets: 20%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.28
Replies/Tweet: 0.14
Tweets retweeted: 60%
Most mentioned @RoseBlance (173), @MFAThai (101), @TNAMCOT (30), @MorningNewsTV3 (21), @jaokobboon (20), @thapanee3miti (19), @js100radio (18), @teeratr (17), @Kitti3Miti (16), @PouYingluck (14)

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