Bulgaria

Bulgarian politicians have been slow in adopting Twitter to communicate with their constituents. However, the Bulgarian presidency, Prime Minister @BoykoBorissov, Foreign Minister @DanielMitov and the foreign ministry are now active on Twitter. Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev used Twitter briefly during his election campaign in autumn 2011.

Tweets from Bulgaria leaders

President of Bulgaria Росен Плевнелиев

Rosen Plevneliev’s Twitter stint has been rather short-lived. His campaign account was set up on 29 September 2011. His campaign team sent the last tweet a month later on 30 October 2011, a fuzzy TwitPic of his press conference after winning a majority of 52.58% defeating Ivaylo Kalfin from the Bulgarian Socialist Party in the second round of the presidential elections. His most popular tweet is his statement that: “Foreign policy must mirror the interests of the country, not through isolation but through connectivity.”

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Росен Плевнелиев

@rplevneliev

Страница на Росен Плевнелиев, поддържана от щаба за президентската кампания #rplevneliev2011. Туитовете от Росен са подписани с инициали РП

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:88
Following:214
Followers:1,796
Joined Twitter: 09/22/2011
Language: Bulgarian
Status: Dormant since 30.10.2011
Tweets/day: 0.07
Retweets: 24%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.09
Replies/Tweet: 0.06
Tweets retweeted: 19%
Most mentioned @driversplanet (1), @merlinthekid (1), @FStoyanov (1), @bTVBG (1), @EmileTodoroff (1), @Ariana (1), @vassko (1), @ThierryLabro (1).
Average of retweets 1

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Presidency of Bulgaria Bulgarian Presidency

The administration of the Bulgarian presidency started tweeting on 4 August 2012 and sends on average 4.6 tweets each day mainly in Bulgarian. The account chronicles the activity of President Rosen Plevneliev and often links back to statements on the presidential website. The account is not interactive in that only 4% are retweets and almost no @replies. Furthermore, the @BgPresidency account is mutually following 11 other world leaders.

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Bulgarian Presidency

@BgPresidency

Administration of the Bulgarian President - Press Office/Администрация на Президента

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:3,970
Following:243
Followers:3,603
Joined Twitter: 08/04/2012
Language: Bulgarian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.60
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.09
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 43%
Most mentioned @dnevnik (46), @BgPresidency (20), @25freebg (19), @CapitalBg (19), @bTV_News (17), @ShareThis (14), @Mediapoolbg (11), @btvnovinite (8), @jensstoltenberg (8), @UNESCO (7).
Average of retweets 2

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Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov set up his Twitter account on 1 September 2013 and tweets on average once per day. The @BoykoBorissov tweets in English and Bulgarian often sharing several pictures of the Prime Minister’s activities. @BoykoBorissov is not yet well connected to his peers, mutually following only five other world leaders, namely @APUkraine, @VladaCG, @avucic, @eucopresident, and @marianorajoy.

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Boyko Borissov

@BoykoBorissov

Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:419
Following:149
Followers:6,958
Joined Twitter: 09/01/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.74
Retweets: 7%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.25
Replies/Tweet: 0.14
Tweets retweeted: 91%
Most mentioned @YouTube (7), @JunckerEU (5), @IvanBedrov (4), @tourbg (4), @PPGERB (4), @BogomilD (4), @kompleksarka (3), @EU_Commission (3), @margari08061596 (2), @FBI (2).
Average of retweets 4

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Foreign Minister of Bulgaria Daniel Mitov

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov set up his Twitter account on 7 October 2011 but only tweets occasionbally. More than two thirds of @DanielMitov’s tweets are retweets. @DanielMitov is not yet well connected to his peers, mutually following only nine other world leaders, namely @JohnKerry, @MFABulgaria, @MFA_Ukraine, @MID_RF, @MiroslavLajcak, @NorwayMFA, @ditmirbushati, @mfa_russia, @sebastiankurz.

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Daniel Mitov

@DanielMitov

Foreign Minister of Bulgaria

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:195
Following:349
Followers:828
Joined Twitter: 10/07/2011
Language: Bulgarian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.16
Retweets: 70%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.22
Replies/Tweet: 0.09
Tweets retweeted: 13%
Most mentioned @msmarkham (6), @NDIparties (5), @WIPGlobalForum (3), @NDI (3), @waehringer (3), @Europarl_EN (2), @PSimpsonMiller (1), @UNDP (1), @NDIWomen (1), @rtenews (1).
Average of retweets 2

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Foreign Ministry of Bulgaria MFA Bulgaria

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria has been tweeting since 18 April 2010 mainly posting statements from its website on its Twitter feed. The account tweets on average less than once a day in Bulgarian and in English on the same Twitter feed. The ministry sometimes shares pictures of meetings of Foreign Minister @DanielMitov. @MFABulgaria is very well connected with its peers, mutually following 52 other foreign ministries and foreign ministers.

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MFA Bulgaria

@MFABulgaria

Министерство на външните работи на Република България | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:1,150
Following:252
Followers:5,601
Joined Twitter: 04/15/2010
Language: Bulgarian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.64
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.06
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 35%
Most mentioned @DanielMitov (6), @SofiaForum (6), @vigenin (4), @nmladenov (4), @yurukov (4), @MFABulgaria (3), @UNESCO (2), @carlbildt (2), @NikolaPoposki (2), @UN (2).
Average of retweets 2

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