Czech Republic

Czech politicians are still hesitant to use Twitter as a communication tool. The Foreign Ministry only signed up in late August 2014 and Foreign Minister Lubomír @ZaoralekL started tweeting at the end of November 2014. The accounts of Prime Minister @BohuslavSobotka is inactive and President Miloš Zeman @MZemanOficialni has not tweeted since October 2013.

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 November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 07/24/2013
Language: Czech
Status: Dormant since 07.10.2013
Tweets/day: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 62%
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Government of Czech Republic Úřad vlády ČR

When the Czech government joined Twitter on 9 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 about meetings and decisions of the prime minister. The Twitter account retweets mainly press information from České noviny, Finanční noviny and tweets of the political party TOP 09 or directly links to the government website The administration does occasionally reply to questions from its followers. The most popular tweet of the government is the announcement of former Prime Minister Petr Nečas to resign. The account does not follow any peers and is mutually connected only to the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy @euHvR.

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Úřad vlády ČR


Oficiální twitter účet Úřadu vlády České republiky

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 07/08/2010
Language: Czech
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.79
Retweets: 5%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 56%
Most mentioned @strakovka (8), @mmister (4), @euHvR (3), @kviff (3), @valhalla_now (3), @TOP09cz (3), @radekcerveny (3), @buddhacz (3), @GruevskiNikola (3), @jilm (2)

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Foreign Ministry of Czech Republic MZV ČR

On 26 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. Two days later the foreign minister also set up a personal account @ZaoralekL which became active at the end of November 2014 and is following a number of foreign ministers.

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

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 08/21/2014
Language: Czech
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.59
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.28
Tweets retweeted: 42%
Most mentioned @TlapaMar (14), @PolandMFA (3), @ObranaTweetuje (2), @YuliEdelstein (2), @jan6869 (2), @novinkycz (2), @UNIDO (2), @CzechEmbassyDC (2), @iDNEScz (1), @czechmfa_AT (1)

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