Czech Republic

Czech politicians were initially slow to use Twitter as communication tool. However since late August 2014 Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek is on Twitter and in late March 2015 Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka opened his personal Twitter account @SlavekSobotka. While the Czech government and the foreign ministry maintain active Twitter feeds, the account of President Miloš Zeman @MZemanOficialni is dormant since October 2013.

Tweets from Czech Republic leaders

President of Czech Republic Miloš Zeman

Miloš Zeman, the president of the Czech Republic joined Twitter in July 2013. However, since then he has only tweeted 13 times with his last tweet sent on 7 October 2013. The account has never @replied to or @mentioned other users. Furthermore, he is not following any peers.

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:13
Following:0
Followers:3,666
Joined Twitter: 07/24/2013
Language: Czech
Status: Dormant since 07.10.2013
Tweets/day: 0.02
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet:
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 62%
Most mentioned
Average of retweets 3

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Prime Minister of Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka opened his personal Twitter account on 23 March 2015. and tweeted that he was looking forward to the conversation. @SlavekSobotka has only posted 16 tweets so far, many with a picture showing him at various meetings. As he pomised in his second tweet, he spent a day in a wheelchair to experience first hand what he can do for the disabled.

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Bohuslav Sobotka

@SlavekSobotka

Předseda vlády a sociální demokrat

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:9
Following:13
Followers:1,882
Joined Twitter: 23/03/2015
Language: Czech
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.36
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 100%
Most mentioned
Average of retweets 17

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Government of Czech Republic Úřad vlády ČR

When the Czech government joined Twitter on 8 July 2010 it was surprised to have 219 followers within the first three hours. The account, named after Straka’s academy where the Czech government resides, broadcasts official government news and pictures of meetings of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. @Strakovka tweets exclusively in Czech often posting links to the government website vlada.cz and sometimes retweeting news items from Czech media organisations. The account is mutually only connected to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk @eucopresident.

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Úřad vlády ČR

@strakovka

Oficiální twitter účet Úřadu vlády České republiky

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:1,433
Following:330
Followers:59,555
Joined Twitter: 07/08/2010
Language: Czech
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.83
Retweets: 6%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.09
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 58%
Most mentioned @strakovka (9), @mmister (4), @TOP09cz (3), @PavelBelobradek (3), @GruevskiNikola (3), @kviff (3), @buddhacz (3), @radekcerveny (3), @valhalla_now (3), @VP (3).
Average of retweets 3

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Foreign Minister of Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek

The Czech Republic’s Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek set up his Twitter account on 28 August 2014 and tweets on average once per day consistenty in Czech but also in English on the same account. The @ZaoralekL account chronicles the activities of the Foreign Minister often posting pictures of his meetings. ’s Seven percent of @ZaoralekL’s tweets tweets are retweets mainly of the official accounts of the Czech Foreign Ministry and the most used hashtag is #ukrajina. @ZaoralekL is well connected with his peers, mutually following 13 other foreign ministers and foreign ministries mainly in central Europe.

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Lubomír Zaorálek

@ZaoralekL

Oficiální profil/Official Profile. Ministr zahraničních věcí, místopředseda ČSSD, poslanec PS PČR -- Minister of Foreign Affairs, CSSD Deputy Chairman, MP

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:163
Following:98
Followers:2,413
Joined Twitter: 08/28/2014
Language: Czech/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.39
Retweets: 7%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.37
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 79%
Most mentioned @CT24zive (19), @LetMyPeopleLive (5), @OtazkyVM (3), @DVTVcz (3), @France_CZ (2), @Radiozurnal1 (2), @PHammondMP (2), @vsecz (2), @Aktualnecz (2), @HaiderAlAbadi (2).
Average of retweets 6

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Foreign Ministry of Czech Republic MZV ČR

On 21 August 2014 the foreign ministry in Prague started a Czech (@mzvcr) and an English language Twitter feed (@CzechMFA), to chronicle the activities of Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek. The Czech Foreign Ministry tweets on average almost twice per day and regularly retweets the Foreign Minister @ZaoralekL. #Zaoralek is also the most used hashtag on the account. While the Czech account is not yet connected with any other foreign leader, the English account @CzechMFA is very well connected, mutually following 31 other world leaders.

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MZV ČR

@mzvcr

Vítejte na oficiálním Twitteru Ministerstva zahraničních věcí České republiky. V angličtině tweetujeme na @CzechMFA.

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:386
Following:93
Followers:2,525
Joined Twitter: 08/21/2014
Language: Czech
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.84
Retweets: 11%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.43
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 42%
Most mentioned @ZaoralekL (31), @TlapaMar (21), @strakovka (6), @ObranaTweetuje (4), @CzechEmbassyDC (4), @IIR_Prague (4), @mpo_tweetuje (4), @CT24zive (4), @czechmfa_AT (4), @PolandMFA (3).
Average of retweets 3

First tweet